Amid allegations of corruption in the Ayodhya land deal, the on Tuesday issued a statement on the purchase deal and the details of the agreement.
In its statement, the Trust said that nine individuals were involved in the deal and negotiations were done with their consent to complete the agreement in a transparent manner. It added that the Trust had decided that all financial dealings will be conducted through banking channels and dealings are “on record”.
Nyas was interested to purchase this land but first wanted to finalise all the previous agreements so that ownership of the land may be cleared. About 9 individuals were involved in this deal from last 10 years, in these 9 persons 3 are Muslims…All the 9 persons were contacted, negotiated. On receiving their consent, they all came and sat together to decide their previous agreements,” the statement said, adding that the agreement with the final owners of the land was done in a “transparent manner”.
The Trust further said that it has already purchased 3-4 plots including temples and ashrams, adding that for each purchased temple/ashram/private property, “a piece of land of their own choice to be provided for rehabilitation and sufficient funds to be given for constructing their buildings”.