A couple of weeks back there was a hue and cry in the so-called free media about how the land mafia are stealing land belonging to the government and also individuals. For example constant reminders were made and are still being made about the lad stolen above the small Tukucha River running in the heart of Kathmandu. Are only politicians and those who bought such land or built buildings there to be blamed? What about the officials in the Revenue Department, Malpot and Land Reforms office not to blame? They create dozens of people who are genuine owners of land when they want to sell it or build a house there. Perhaps that is the reason why the land mafia is flourishing and the government offices dealing in land are considered the most corrupt in the country.