Srinagar, August 6: A case was booked against former Congress minister Taj Mohiuddin and four revenue officials by the State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) today. The case is concerned with illegal transfer of ownership rights of a piece of forest land to the leader in south Kashmir.
In June 2007, Rather had placed 190 cases for vesting of ownership rights to the occupants of state land before a committee chaired by M. Ramzan Thakur.
Out of the 190, only 17 cases were approved including 10 Kanals 16 Marlas (about 1.27 acres) of land in Estate Sedow village which was under illegal occupation of the Congress leader.
The said land occupied by the former Congress Minister was basically forest land and belongs to forest department according to the report filed by the SVO.
The then Assistant Commissioner (Revenue) Hafizullah Shah, in August 2007 sought ‘no-objection certificate’ from the forest department but it was objected to by the department.
“By acting in this manner, Thakur, Zargar, Rather and Shah, misused their official positions by illegally conferring ownership rights upon the beneficiary over the land, the spokesman said, adding a case was registered against them.
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