Thodupuzha: The Kerala police have given a clean chit to Idukki MP Joyce George MP in a land grab case. The Munnar deputy superintendent of police has said that the police could not find any evidence to incriminate the LDF-backed MP. He said that he could not carry on with the investigation for want of more documents, a report submitted before the Thodupuzha sessions court read.
The revenue department cancelled the title deed of 28 acres of land in Idukki’s Kottakamboor village possessed by George and relatives on November 11. Devikulam sub-collector V S Premkumar has found that the MP’s family had forged documents to encroach government land.
George and family owned 32 acres of land in the Kottakamboor village in the Vattavada panchayat. The 28 acres whose title deeds were annulled belonged to George, his wife Anoopa, his mother Mary George, his brothers Georgi George, Rajeev Jyothish, brother-in-law David Job and sister-in-law Jis Justin. George and his wife owned as much as eight acres.
The family was accused of land grab as early as 2014, when the district collector received a complaint that George’s father duped a few Kottakamboor residents to part with the land. He is accused of forging title deeds in the names of Murugan, Ganesan, Veerammal, Poonkodi, Lakshmi, Balan, Mariyammal and Kumarakkal and using a power of attorney to shift the land to his name.
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