SVO produces challan against revenue officials in Rajour

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Jammu , Sep 18 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) today produced challan against seven officials of revenue department in the court of Special Judge Anti Corruption here for misappropriation of land rent to the tune of over Rs.11 lakh released from the defence authorities by manipulation of revenue records.

''Alleged bunglings were committed in disbursement of land compensation by the revenue and defence authorities in respect of the land falsely shown occupied by defence authorities,'' Vigilance official spokesperson told UNI.

The spokesperson said the major portion of the land was actually under the occupation of Pakistan and the compensation in respect of land measuring 265.1 kanals falling under various Khasra numbers situated at village Khamba had been processed on the basis of revenue extracts prepared by one Darshan Kumar, Patwari and Girdhar Kumar, the then Naib Tehsildar, Nowshera in Rajouri district.

However, case against FIR No.1/2005 under sections 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) P.C Act, 420, 466, 467, 468, 471, 201, 120-B RPC was registered in Vigilance Organisation on the complaint of one Chotu Ram Choudhary resident of Dhanika, Nowshera.

''The accused revenue officials under a conspired plan prepared incorrect jamabandi for the year 1995-96 and manipulated Khasra Girdawari for the period 1974 to 1978,'' official spokesperson added saying that an amount of Rs 11,05,192 was also released by the defence authorities as rent in respect of said land on the basis of fake power of attorneys produced by the accused persons.

However, during the course of investigation, it has been found that the records have been fabricated while challan was produced today along with the accused persons, he added.


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