Sardhana MLA and firebrand BJP leader of the area Sangeet Som seems to have fallen in yet another controversy. A farmer of village Moman in Sardhana Tehsil has made serious allegation on Som of not returning his Rs 53 lakh given for partnership in brick kiln field.
On Wednesday the farmer, Rahul Singh, arrived at the SSP office with a written complaint against Som and his brother Sagar Som seeking her intervention to lodge FIR in this regard. He was accompanied by his grandmother Piroj Bala and grandfather Joshua.
In his complaint grandfather has charged that the duo brothers are threatening him and his family members with dire consequences whenever he asks for the money. They are misusing their power, he said in the complaint.
When quizzed about the allegations, the MLA bounced back on Rahul Singh and said that he is trying to distort his reputations under influence of his political rivals. Calling the charges baseless Som said that he had connivanced with my political rivals and as a planned strategy they want to tarnish his image before the Lok Sabha election.
Rahul Singh, however, said that the MLA has been lying. He belongs to MLA’s native village Rajpur Moman of Meerut. In 2012 he had a partnership with the MLA in his brick kiln field for which he paid Rs 53 lakh.
He had arranged this money by selling his 9 beegha land and livestock. After that Som became MLA and in 2015 he withdrew his partnership and demanded return of his money.
But Som did not returnthe money and than Rahul convened a panchayat in village to get the issue resolved. In the panchayat Som gave assurance to return the money but that was not at all fulfilled. Another panchayat was than called in July 2016, ahead of election, to mount pressure on the MLA.
“He (Som) than did a registered agreement of his wife’s 7 beegha land on my father’s name and said that he will take land back in one year after returning the money”, said Rahul, adding that he did not kept his promise and Som and his brother than started threatening with dire consequences if they do not stop complaining.
Finding no respite, the farmer than finally decided to take the matter to police and reached to SSP office on Wednesday along with his grandparents to register his complaint.
“We now desperately need our money back as the marriages of my two sisters have been fixed”, said Rahul.
On the denial of the MLA that he never owned a kiln field ,Rahul said that he was running an unregistered kiln field at Radhna Road and anybody could verify it. He said that inspite of his repeated requests the MLA never showed interest in doing the deed of partnership in writing.