Signs of the MP to Seal the National Herald Building in Bhopal

Bhupendra Singh

A minister in the BJP-led Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday indicated that a National Herald building in Bhopal may come under the state government’s scrutiny.

The remarks came a day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sealed the office of Young Indian Pvt Ltd located at Herald House in the national capital in connection with its money laundering probe.

In Madhya Pradesh government, Housing and Urban Development Minister Bhupendra Singh told media persons here that the building, which used to be the office of the National Herald newspaper, has been converted into a commercial complex.

He said that a case in this matter is pending in Bhopal district court, on which the state government is keeping a close watch.

“We Have Given Directions For A Probe and If Needed, We Will Seal the Premises,” Singh Said

According to reports, around 1.14 acres of land was allotted to National Herald on lease for a period of 30 years for building its office. However, the newspaper ceased its operations in 1992.

After the expiry of the said lease in 2011, the administration moved to take possession of the building after it was discovered that it had been converted into a commercial complex.

According to reports, when the process of vacating the plot was going on, many buyers came forward and the matter reached the court.

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