STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday registered an FIR against the then Tehsildar Nagrota, the then Patwari Halqa Dhami Nagrota, and others for fraudulent mutation of 20 kanals land at Nagrota on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.A verification was conducted by Anti-Corruption Bureau to look into the allegations that 20 Kanals of state land falling in khasra No. 303 Min at village Dhami Nagrota was allotted to one Sawal Singh, son of Beli Ram, who has relinquished his possession on the said land since long and the land was further allotted to one Bimla Devi, daughter of Late Neelu Ram resident of Pacca Talab Rehari, Jammu by Provincial Rehabilitation Officer (PRO) Jammu in connivance with other revenue officials concerned vide office order No.:- Camp/PRO/Nagrota-01 dated May 11, 2005.The land in question is prime land situated on National Highway near Jagti Nagrota, Jammu worth crores of Rupees.During verification, it was revealed that that no order Camp/PRO Nagrota-01 dated May 11, 2005 pertaining to the allotment of land measuring 20 kanals situated in Village Dhami, in favour of Bimla Devi was issued by the office of Custodian, Ex-Officio Provincial Rehabilitation Officer, Jammu.As per report of Tehsildar Nagrota, the land measuring 32 kanals-14 Marlas bearing Khasra No. 303; Khewat No. 55 is under the cultivating possession of Sawal Singh as per Khasra Girdawari of 1996 and 2019 out of which 04 kanal is proprietary land under the ownership of one Indru and others and 28 Kanals and 14 Marlas is State Land.The ACB verification also revealed that out of Khasra No. 303, Fard Intikhabs were issued for land to the extent of 12 Kanals and 10 Marlas on the basis of which various sale deeds were executed and Mutations No. 757, 777, 778 and 784 were attested.The said Fards were issued in favour of Balwant Raj, son of Kartar Chand, attorney holder for Ishri Devi, wife of Late Azad Ram. The said mutations were attested in reference of Mutation No. 751, under which Ishri Devi had acquired the said land in Khasra No. 303, pertains to Khasra No. 236 min in reference of a Sale deed executed by Sukhdev Singh and Puran Singh (Vendors) and Shawang Gupta (Vendee) and further report of Patwari Halqa dated August 02, 2019 revealed that no such mutation is available in the reference of which has been given in each of the Fard-i-Intikhab as well as mutations attested after the execution of different sale deeds mentioned above.As per the verification conducted, Riyaz Ahmed the then Patwari Halqa Dhami, Nagrota Jammu and Rajesh Kumar Thakur, the then Tehsildar Nagrota in connivance with Balwant Raj issued fake and fraudulent fard-i-intakhabs of State land measuring 12 kanals and 10 marlas falling khasra No. 303 of Village Dhami Nagrota, Jammu in favour of him, as an attorney holder of Ishri Devi and facilitated the sale of state land to different persons etc. They produced a copy of fake and factitious Mutation No. 597/1 pertaining to khasra No. 303 before the vendees showing the land to be allotted to Ishri Devi, wife of Late Azad Ram, residence of Samba and convinced them for the purchase of land in question. As per the said fake mutation No. 597/1, the land was shown allotted to Ishri Devi by PRO Jammu vide No. Camp/PRO/Nagrota-01 dated May 11, 2005 U/S 254/C but in fact no such allotment exists in the records of PRO Jammu.While issuing the fard-i-intakhabs, the said Patwari has referred basic mutation No. 751 in the said fard-i-intakhabs which actually pertains to the purchase of 3 kanals of land by one Shawang Satya Gupta from Sukhdev Singh in Khasra No. 236. On spot inspection of the said state land, a luxurious building is found under construction at Village Dhami, Nagrota, Jammu.Acting in this manner, these revenue officers / officials by abuse of their official positions and in league with each other as well as the beneficiary have conferred undue benefit upon him. The aforementioned acts of omission and commission on the part of Rajesh Kumar Thakur, son of Mohan Lal, resident of Sarthal Kishtwar, the then Tehsildar Nagrota, Riyaz Ahmed, son of Habidullah, resident of Narwal Bala Jammu, the then Patwari Halqa Dhami Nagrota, Balwant Raj, son of Kartar Chand, resident of H. No. 528, Lane No. 1, Digiana Jammu, attorney holder of Ishri Devi wife of Late Azad Ram, resident of Samba and others constitute offences punishable under section 5 (1) (d) r/w 5 (2) J&K PC Act Svt. 2006 and sections 467, 468, 471 and 120-B RPC. Consequently, FIR 18/2019 has been registered with Anti-Corruption Bureau Jammu. Further investigation of the case has been set in motion.
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