Land sold to Ram temple trust by BJP mayor’s kin is owned by government, inquiry finds
On June 21, officials in Ayodhya district’s land records department gathered around a table with battered registers and old maps. They had been asked by district magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha to trace the ownership of land number 135.
Last week, Newslaundry reported that 890 square metres of this property were bought for Rs 20 lakh by Deep Narayan, nephew of Ayodhya’s BJP mayor Rishikesh Upadhyaya, in February this year and sold to the Ram Janmabhoomi Trust for Rs 2.5 crore in May.
After leafing through the registers for hours, the officials told Jha, himself a member of the temple trust, that the land is owned by the government….