Another former Congress minister booked for land grab

Srinagar, February 04: A case has been registered against Congress leader and former minister Taj Mohi-ud-Din by the State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) for grabbing forest land.

A case has been registered against this Congress leader and some other government officials only after carrying out a verification by the anti-graft body of SVO. It has been found out that the leader had taken possession of forest land in south Kashmir’s Shopian district with the help of some government officials who tampered with the revenue records for him.

The SVO spokesperson said that it has been established in the verification that to confer undue benefit upon the beneficiary, Taj Mohi-ud-Din, the accused officials of the Revenue Department have tampered the records of revenue department which is a crime. They have also prepared some fake fictitious record which helped the beneficiary to encroach upon the adjacent forest land which is illegal under the garb of Section 4, 8 and 21 of the Agrarian Reforms Act, 1976.

“With the fraudulent signatures of the then tehsildar made by then clerk, Tehsil Office, Shopian, Atiqullah shah and with the help of other officials of the Revenue Department, the beneficiary Taj Mohi-ud-Din has encroached upon 18 kanals and 2 marlas of forest land,” said the spokes person.

He also said that the case has been registered against the leader and revenue department officials at the Police Station, Vigilance Organisation, Kashmir (VOK).

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