Swamy pointed out that in the name of Hindu religion & restoration of Kunds in Vrindavan, Vineet Narain has minted crores of rupees.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has petitioned to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to probe into the land grabbing at Vrindavan and Mathura area by Hawala case activist Vineet Narain and his NGO Braj Foundation. Swamy in his eight-page long petition pointed out that in the name of Hindu religion and executing restoration of water bodies (kunds) in Vrindavan area, Vineet Narain has minted crores of rupees illegally and engaged in sand mafia activities.
“The Braj Foundation and Mr. Vineet Narain were acting as a “Sand Mafia” in these localities, who are illegally excavating the sand and then selling it in the open market,” said Swamy
Subramanian Swamy’s eight-page petition is published at the end the end of this report. In his petition, Swamy pointed out that District Magistrate and National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered the demolition of illegal structures constructed by Vineet Narain and his NGO Braj Foundation. He has also said that Vineet Narain and Braj Foundation’s other office bearers should be booked under SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act for attacking and grabbing the lands belonging to Jatav community members.
Swamy accused that in the name of water bodies’ restoration, Vineet Narain is illegally collecting a huge sum of money. “In the year 2008, in the Mayawati government, the contract was obtained by Braj Foundation to make a master plan of the Braj region for Mathura Vrindavan Development Authority. This consortium had received a sum of Rs 17.50 Lac from Mathura-Vrindavan Development Authority for preparing the Master Plan of the Braj. A sum of Rs 2 Crore was to be given for preparing the DPR in all these works. But due to their defective work, a sum of Rs 40.15 Lac was given to the Braj Foundation and IL&FS for preparing the DPR. In the total, this consortium had received a sum of D. 57.65 Lac by the Mathura-Vrindavan Development Authorization for preparing the Master Plan of the Braj. The consortium of Braj Foundation and IL&FS become bankrupt and after taking a sum of Rs 57.45 Lac, Shri Vineet Narain and The Braj Foundation have not fulfilled their promises made at the time of planning the scheme. Mr. Vineet Narain and The Braj Foundation used to collect illegal money in the name of one “Dham-Seva,” accused Swamy.
Terming Vineet Narain as “21st century’s Natwarlal, the BJP MP said that CBI should also probe into the irregularities of this “big land scamster” fooling people in the name of Hindu religion. The NGT’s order got an interim stay from Supreme Court’s Vacation Bench. Congress leader and noted lawyer Abhishek Singhvi appeared for Braj Foundation in Supreme Court.
In his petition, Swamy pointed out that all these areas belong to Archaeological Survey of India and Vineet Narain and his Braj Foundation has illegally done constructions and started collecting money and engaged in sand mafia operations. “The Braj Foundation cannot do any work for restoring the water tanks without the prior permission of the District Magistrate or Deputy District Magistrate. It has been also confirmed by the order dated 24.05.2018 by the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal,” said Swamy, giving details on how lands of farmers were grabbed by the NGO.
“The Braj Foundation and Mr. Vineet Narain were acting as a “Sand Mafia” in these localities, who are illegally excavating the sand and then selling it in the open market,” said Swamy, adding that a very honest IAS officer Yashu Rastogi was hunted by Vineet Narain and his gang.
The eight-page complaint given by Subramanian Swamy is published below :