Alwar fort auction revoked

In a late night decision on Tuesday, July 24 the district collector of Alwar revoked the auction of centuries-old Thanagazi fort in Alwar with the bid winner Ramesh Meena being not even aware of it. Though Meena had won the auction for Rs 7.01 crore, he came to know about its annulment only on Wednesday morning when the office of the sub divisional magistrate of Thanagazi refused to accept the seed money saying the auction had been annulled. The SDM, Suresh Bunkar, was instead instructed to transfer the custody of fort immediately to forest department.

The 400-year-old Rajput fort went under the hammer after five hours of frenetic bidding on Tuesday at an open auction among 17 prospective buyers, with the offer going for just over Rs 7.01 crore to Ramesh Meena, an Alwar-based property dealer. The second highest bidder, hotelier Gaj Singh Alsisar, lost by a margin of just Rs 1,000.

Full report here Times of India


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