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'Dead' Man Files Poll Nomination In UP To Prove He's Alive

He claims that he was declared 'dead' by cousins to grab their ancestral property.

17/02/2017 9:05 AM IST | Updated 17/02/2017 9:10 AM IST
VikramRaghuvanshi

VARANASI -- A man, who was declared dead in revenue records allegedly on the basis of forged documents presented by his cousins to grab land in his village, has filed his nomination for UP polls to "prove" he is alive and also with an aim to help all "who are dead like him".

Santosh Murat Singh, resident of Chitauni village in Chaubeypur police station area of Varanasi, is fighting a legal battle to prove he is "officially alive" and get his name back on his 12.5 acres of ancestral land, which he lost to his cousins.

He claims he lost the land after his cousins got their names enrolled on the property on the basis of forged documents.

Santosh wishes to be the Chief Minister for a day so that he could help all those who are declared dead on land and revenue records on the basis of forged papers and make them "officially alive".

He wants to help them get their land back.

He filed his nomination papers from the Shivpur assembly Aeat here on Wednesday.

Talking to media persons after filing his nomination papers, he said he filed his nomination papers to prove that he is still alive.

He claimed there are nearly 50,000 people in the state who have been declared dead on records but are alive.

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