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Bachchan's claim over plot a case of forgery: UP govt

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December 05, 2007 21:40 IST
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The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday said that Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan's claim over a plot in Barabanki was a case of forgery in the revenue records.

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court was hearing a petition, filed by Bachchan, challenging the order of the additional commissioner of Faizabad quashing allotment of the farmland to him in Barabanki in Baulatpur village during the previous Samajwadi Party regime.

Government counsel D K Upadhyaya, while arguing against Bachahan's petition, submitted that the actor had failed to disclose the source of his claim over the land.

"It is a case of forgery in the revenue records," Upadhyaya told Justice A N Verma.

The counsel for Bachchan would advance his arguments on Thursday.

Bachchan, in an apparent bid to wriggle out of the controversy surrounding allotment of the farmland, had abandoned his claim over the plot and filed an affidavit to the Lucknow bench on October 12.

Bachchan had abandoned his claim after the Daulatpur village panchayat told the court it would not intiate criminal prosecution against the actor if he does so.

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