Amitabh Bachchan gets clean chit in land scam


Indo-Asian News Service

Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court Tuesday gave a clean chit to Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan in the Barabanki farmland scam.

Bachchan had challenged the order of the Faizabad additional commissioner who had dismissed his petition relating to purchase of government farmland at Daulatpur village in Uttar Pradesh`s Barabanki district by claiming to be a farmer.

The Uttar Pradesh government had alleged that Bachchan had committed fraud by claiming that he was a resident of 17, Clive Road, Allahabad, while filing his application for allotment of farmland.

The Faizabad additional commissioner had ruled that the 1993 Barabanki land transfer in Bachchan's name was illegal.