CBI registers three separate Cases in Rs 25,000 crore Roshni land scam

CBI registers three separate Cases in Rs 25,000 crore Roshini land scam

On a PIL related to the alleged Rs 25,000 crore Roshini land scam. The CBI on Monday registered three separate cases in pursuance of the orders of Jammu & Kashmir High Court.

Earlier registered by Vigilance Organization, Jammu (now Anti-Corruption Bureau, UT of Jammu & Kashmir, this comes over a month after the division bench of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir handed over the probe of the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

In its release the CBI gave details to all the three cases.

Against unknown officials of Revenue Department, Jammu the 1st case registered on the allegations that the officers, officials of Revenue Department of District Jammu had conferred undue benefits upon the illegal occupants of the state land by intentionally ignoring the laid down provisions of Roshni Act & rules, thereby conferring ownership rights of the state land wrongfully to selective undeserving persons & hence inflicted huge monetary loss to the State exchequer.

It was further alleged that the purpose of Jammu & Kashmir State Lands (vesting of ownership rights to the Occupants) Act, 2001 i.e. generation of Revenue for undertaking developmental works in the state was defeated. 

Against unknown officers, officials of the Revenue Department, District Samba the 2nd case registered on the allegations that the officers, officials of the Revenue department of District Samba had conferred undue pecuniary benefits upon the illegal occupants of the State Land by intentionally contravening the legal provisions of Roshni Act.

It said, It was further alleged that in many cases, ownership rights over the state land were conferred in favour of individuals, who were not having the recorded possession in their respective names in the revenue records. It was also alleged that the rates were not fixed by the Price Fixation committee, as per the provisions of the Act & in many cases were not remitted to the Government Treasury, thereby causing huge loss to the State exchequer.

Against a private person, resident of Gandhi Nagar, Jammu the 3rd case registered on the allegations that the Revenue officers, officials of Jammu District had entered into a criminal conspiracy with the said private person & conferred ownership rights with regard to land measuring 05 Kanal & 02 Marlas (approx.) comprising in Khasra Number 781 situated at village Deeli Tehsil & District Jammu.

CBI said, it was further alleged that the accused in pursuance of criminal conspiracy hatched among them had illegally regularized the said state land without existence of any entry in revenue record & issued NOC in favour of the beneficiary for construction of the commercial building over the land

It said, the investigation is continuing.

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