5 sarpanchs get notices for their involvement in criminal activities
Junagadh district development officer has slapped notices to five Sarpanchs and two Deputy Sarapanchs of five villages, falling under Talala taluka, for their alleged involvement in various unlawful activities, including land grabbing and other criminal cases registered against them.
Sources said the notices have been served to the Sarpanchs of Borvav, Sasan, Pipalawa, Ratidhar and Vadala villages and deputy Sarpanchs of Borvav and Ratidhar villages.
The notices have been served under the provision of Panchayat Act, Rule 57 (1). Clarifications have been sought 'on why they should not be removed from their respective post'.
Sources added that Borvav Sarpanch Labhu Shingala and Deputy Sarpanch Devshi Shingala, who are husband and wife, have been accused of forging documents of land owned by the government. The couple allegedly allotted the land to a private company for erecting cellphone tower.