SC quashes second FIR against BJP MP Anurag Thakur, others in HPCA case

NEE DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the second FIR against BJP MP Anurag Thakur and Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) in a case related to alleged encroachment of 720 square yard Government land for the construction of the indoor stadium besides Dharamshala cricket stadium.

A bench of Justices A K Sikri, Ashok Bhushan and SA Abdul Nazeer said, “we are quashing the FIR” saying that there was no criminality involved in the transfer of land on lease.

The FIR was lodged on October 3, 2013 against Thakur, HPCA, two IAS officers, officials of state education department and others for offences under Prevention of Corruption Act and destruction of public property.

Police had claimed that Thakur, who was then president of HPCA and others in connivance with State Government officers had demolished the two storeyed building belonging to education department and the land measuring 720 square yards was illegally taken over by the HPCA. (AGENCIES)