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Encroachment Charges Against Dileep’s D Cinemaas Under Probe

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The Thrissur District Collector is said to have filed a report with Revenue Minister E Chandrasekharan that the probe into the alleged land-grabbing by multiplex D Cinemaas, owned by Malayalam actor Dileep, is complicated, and thus warrants further investigation.

According to Deccan Chronicle, lawyer PA Ayub Khan said that the report was made with the intention of delaying the attachment of property. 

“We have submitted 59 documents to back our complaint during the UDF rule, which has complete history of the land that lies in Kizhake Chalakudi Village – with survey numbers 680 and 680/1. In 1948, it was handed over to a royal family by Thiru Kochi Government and there was another renewed order by Kerala Government in 1964 which said that after use by the royal family, the land needs to be returned to the government,” he said.

Manorama reports that a complaint filed by Aluva-native Santhosh said that Dileep took hold of one acre of land, originally allocated to Chalakkudy Sreedharamangalam Sree Krishna temple for building an ‘Oottupura’, by creating three different title deeds in 2005.

Dileep bought the land near Kumarakom Nazareth church in 2007 for Rs 70,000 per cent. It was allegedly sold for Rs 4.30 lakh per cent. The allegation is that the property comprises of a large portion of coastal area owned by the government.

DC reports that the members of Palace Land Board, Cochin Devaswom Board, Revenue Intelligence and the tahsildar had given their statements to the land revenue commissioner. But even after eight hearings at Thrissur collectorate, the revenue officials are yet to decide on the matter

Meanwhile, as instructed by the revenue minister, the Kottayam district collector will submit a report to the government over the alleged encroachment of government land by Dileep.

 

Feature Image: D Cinemaas’ official website

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