Nexus between revenue officials, land mafia exposed

Jammu, August 11: Tehsildar along with Patwari, Girdawar and six other persons in Jammu were booked in a case of disposing off state land illegally in nexus with notorious land mafia. The Regional Director who was nominated to carry out the inquiry was also found in accomplice in crime.

Sources have reported that Rajesh Kumar  who is the Regional Director, Survey and Land Records, Jammu was entrusted with the inquiry by the Dy. Commissioner, Jammu vide No. DCJJP.R~/13-14/225-21 to fix the responsibility of the guilty revenue officials so that the prima facie nexus wherein the State land as well as private land was being illegally disposed off dishonestly and fraudulently. But instead of conducting the inquiry, the inquiry officer joined hands with the revenue officials and land grabbers and accordingly booked u/s 420, 467, 468, 471, 120-B RPC r/w Section 5(2) P.C Act Svt. 2006.

Rajesh Kumar was found guilty of misusing his official position. Apart from carrying out inquiry, he tried to hush up the issue and defend the revenue officials which caused wrongful gains to land grabbers and loss to the state exchequer worth lakhs.

Crime Branch, Jammu few days back received the complaint to the effect that illegal and fraudulent fard-e-lntekhabs have been issued in respect of state land falling under Khasra Nos. 553 to 557 and Khasra No. 563 of village Channi Himmat, Jammu by the revenue officials Patwari Taj Mohammad, Girdawar Fida Hussain, Naib Tehsildar/Tehsildar Territorial, Jammu and Regional Director, Land Records, Jammu Rajesh Kumar in connivance with the land grabbers namely Sultan Mohammad s/o Manji, Bagh Ali s/o Gh. Mohammad and Yaqoob Mohammad s/o Noor.

On the receipt of this information an inquiry was initiated in Crime Branch, Jammu and during the course of inquiry it was found that Patwari Halqa Channi Himmat namely Taj Mohammad, in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy with the accused land grabbers namely Sultan Mohammad s/o Manji, Bagh Ali s/o Gh. Mohammad and Yaqoob Mohammad s/o Noor, issued a fraudulent fard-e-Intikhab of the land measuring more than eight marlas belonging to one Amit Mahajan and his brother, in favour of Sultan

Mohammad dishonestly by reflecting this land in Khasra No. 556 on the fard-e-Intikhab of village Channi Hirnmat, whereas the said land was under Khasra number 372 of village Sunjwan, Jammu.

This illegal and fraudulent fard-e-Intikhab was checked and verified by the Girdawar Fida Hussain (now ousted by government) on the same day and then ‘attested by the Naib Tehsildar and countersigned by Tehsildar. On the basis of this fraudulent fard-e-Intikhab, the land was illegally registered through a sale deed in the Court of law and further mutated in the name of one Mohammad Kesh s/o Mohammad Ramzan.

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