Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government is planning a major crackdown on the land mafia in the state. Special anti-land mafia squads will be formed to start a statewide campaign. The paperwork for the same is in advance stage of completion.
The key part of the campaign is that the operation will combine the anti-black money and benami property laws. The state government plans to use the strict and severe provisions of the Benami Act to wipe off the land mafia.
The anti-land mafia operation will seek to unearth the source of money for benami property after identifying such properties. The Act provides for seizure of property, fine and a 7-year jail term.