High court stays FIR against SSP Crime

Jammu, March 29: Coming to the rescue of SSP Crime Mubassir Latifi Justice Bansi Lal Bhat of J&K High Court Tuesday stayed registration of FIR registered by the Vigilance Organisation in an alleged case of manipulation of land records.

While staying the FIR, Justice Bansi Lal Bhat after hearing Sr. Adv Sunil Sethi with Advocates Veenu Gupta, Shivan Mahajan, observed that petitioner, a highly decorated police officer claiming to have probed a number of sensational cases, is aggrieved of being falsely implicated in case registered under FIR No.8/2016 dated 9th March, 2016 under Section 5 (1) (d) read with Section 5(2) of the Jammu and Kashmir Prevention of Corruption Act Samvat 2006 and 120-B RPC.

Court further observed that It is contended that in terms of order of District Collector dated 26th March, 2008, petitioner has deposited an amount of Rs.4,42,500/- for land measuring 1 kanal 9½ marlas falling under Khasra No.119, 120 at village Sidhra, Tehsil Jammu as per rate fixed under Jammu and Kashmir State Land (Vesting of Ownership to Occupants) Act, 2001. Reliance is also placed on the verification No.38 of 2014 dated 29.01.2016 which clearly states that the petitioner has not been found to have encroached upon the State Land and that he has been vested with ownership rights under the provisions of Jammu and Kashmir State Land (Vesting of Ownership to Occupants) Act, 2001.

The content of this article are unedited and from JKNI, a leading news agency in Jammu and Kashmir

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