Case filed against officials
MULTI CRORE LAND ACQUISITION SCAM
Jammu, Nov 8: The State Vigilance Organization has registered a fresh case against revenue, bank officials and others into the multi crore land acquisition scam on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway.
In a statement, SVO said, an FIR (No.174/2010) related to Rs 20 crore scam in J&K Bank Branch Letipora, Pulwama against revenue, bank officials and others was registered in P/S Awantipora. “The Government subsequently referred the case to the SVO for thorough investigation and a case was registered,” it said.
“The land acquisition, National Highway-1A four lanning in village Lethpora and adjacent villages was required to be made under Land Acquisition Act and compensation amount in accordance with the award made in this regard under the Act was to be disbursed among concerned eligible beneficiaries (land owners) by Adil Rashid Naqash, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama in his capacity as Collector Land Acquisition National Highway. During the year 2009 and 2010, the misappropriation of compensation amount of over Rs 20 crores meant for disbursement among eligible beneficiaries (land owners) of four Lanning Highway in village Letipora and other adjacent villages, was committed in J&K Bank, Branch Lethpora, Pulwama by operating accounts of Collector Land Acquisition National Highway (Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama). The accounts in the name of Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama were opened in the J&K Bank Branch Lethpora, Pulwama through which all the fraudulent drawls by resorting to manipulation of records through dubious means with criminal intent to misappropriate the compensation amount of over twenty crore have dishonestly been made,” the communiqué said.
In this manner, the Vigilance said “the revenue officer(s)/official(s) of District Pulwama including Adil Rashid Naqash, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama, Parvez Ahmed Andrabi, Office Superintendent, Collector National Highway, Pulwama and officer(s)/official(s) of the J&K Bank Branch Lethpora, Pulwama including Nazir Ahmed Mir, (Manager), who have remained associated either with the acquisition of land or/and disbursement of compensation amount, by abuse of their official position and in conspiracy with non official accused Showkat Ahmed Dar son of Ghulam Rasool Dar of Zinipora, Chadoora, Farooq Jehan Zaib alias Rinku son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Bhat of Awantipora, Pulwama and others misappropriated compensation amount of over Rs 20 crore, resulting into corresponding loss to the state exchequer,” it added.
The investigation of the case has been taken up and is in progress, the vigilance said.
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