Talking to reporters here, Singh claimed that orders of Kangra Deputy Commissioner of vesting the land purchased by the KBES in relaxation of section 118 of Tenancy and Land Reforms Act, was issued as the land in question was not used for the specific purpose for which it was purchased.
"I am sorry that a person like Prashant Bhushan, who enjoys a high status in the society, behaves in a manner uncalled for and issue statements which are baseless," the Chief Minister said.
He further said the proceedings were initiated against him for not using the land purchased by the Society for bonafide purposes, instead using the land for some other purpose.
"The land was not used for the purpose for which it was granted and the process was on since long and now the Deputy Commissioner decided to vest the land in the name of the Government after going exhaustible through the case,” he said.
"Notice was issued to him during the previous BJP government in the state and numerous hearings and proceedings had taken place during that period," asserted Singh.
Referring to illegal sale and purchase of lands under Tea Gardens in Palampur, Chief Minister said Tea Gardens, not only in Himachal but in other parts of the country, were exempted from Land Ceiling Act and the state government would ensure that no sale or purchase of the tea gardens takes place.
The Government would not allow sale or transfer of the Tea Gardens except in cases of transferred/partitioned within a family.

"We will frame stringent laws and enforce it strictly to curb sale or purchase of tea estates and purchase of tea gardens in the past and in violations, if any, would be looked into," Singh added.
When asked about Indus Water treaty, the Chief Minister said the state government welcomes the Pakistani delegations visiting the state, and as per the Indus Water Treaty 1960 both the countries can visit the sites of works of development.
Singh said if any hydro power project was coming up on River Chandrabhaga, it would not hinder the flow of water as it would be non-consumptive use of water.
Commenting on the results of bye-elections in Gujarat, Rajasthan and other states, the Chief Minister said the Modi wave was slowly diminishing and the people have now voted for the cause of the issues and not swayed by emotions.
Chief Minister further said the Government would provide full security for the ODI to be played at Dharamsala but the HPCA have to pay for it.
"Since it is a commercial venture, it would be fair and proper that they pay the fee for the services and the pending Bills regarding the past matches should also be cleared," he asserted.
Replying to a query about the clearance given to strategic Pathankot-Leh rail line by Ministry of Defence, as reported on Thursday, the Chief Minister said the Government welcomes the same but the state government also proposed to extend the Bhanupalli-Bilaspur-Beri-Leh rail link via Mandi.
The Government has proposed a rail link from Mandi which would also pass through the heart of Kangra hills and the mid Himalayas to finally join the broad gauge rail line at Pathankot, he said.
The Chief Minister also said that the Himachal government will keep the Rohtang Pass open for vehicular up to December 31 to facilitate traffic to flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir via Srinagar, Leh-Ladakh, Sarchu, Baralacha-La and Keylong.

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