The Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday formed a committee to investigate whether land allotted to the Congress-linked newspaper National Herald in Bhopal was illegally used for commercial purposes.
The National Herald is published by Associated Journals Limited and owned by Young Indian Private Limited. The Enforcement Directorate is investigating a money laundering case related to the newspaper.
“Today, I ordered the formation of a committee to investigate if the National Herald carried out commercial development of a plot allotted to it at the Press Complex in Bhopal in violation of the conditions,” Madhya Pradesh Minister for Urban Development and Housing Bhuppendra Siingh said on Twitter on Thursday.
The minister said that the committee will find out who violated the conditions, who sold the plot and who carried out commercial development on the land.
The panel will submit its report in one month, he added.
द्वारा किया गया, यावसायिक निर्माण किसने किया, न्यायालय में इतने लंबे समय से प्रकरण में ठोस कार्यवाही के लिए कौन ज़िम्मेदार इत्यादि बिंदुओं पर समिति जाँच करेगी और अपना प्रतिवेदन एक माह में प्रस्तुत करेगी।
— Bhuppendra Siingh (@bhupendrasingho) August 4, 2022
Siingh said that if the committee finds that the rules were violated, the building that stands on the plot will be sealed, NDTV reported.
“The land was allotted…