Properties of top revenue official attached
Srinagar, June 23: The State Vigilance Organization on Thursday attached the properties of a senior official of the Revenue Department in a disproportionate assets case as he is accused of misappropriating Rs 22 crore meant for compensation in land acquisition cases.
“Adil Rashid, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Pulwama is the main accused in a case relating to misappropriation of Rs 22 crores,” SVO spokesman said in a statement.
“The government funds were meant for payment as compensation to land owners for acquisition of land in connection with the four-laning of Highway-1A at Lethpora in Pulwama district," he said, adding the funds were withdrawn “fraudulently.”
He said the assets were purchased by Rashid in his name and that of his relatives.
The special team under the supervision of SP Ghulam Hyder has registered a case under FIR number 37/2010.
During investigation, it was revealed that the money was distributed to several private players to buy the property after which the SVO attached the assets including two storied residential house at Peer Bagh Srinagar purchased by ADC Adil Rashid then collector land acquisition Pulwama, two storied residential houses constructed over one kanal and 14 marlas of land at Iqbal colony Rawalpora in the name of wife of Farukh Jahnazeb alias Rinku, of Awantipora, four shops of a shopping complex at Pulwama acquired on the name of Farukh Jhanzeb, five kanals and 7 ½ marlas of land at Nowgam Srinagar acquired in the name of Showkat Ahmad Dar, a resident of Zinipora Chadoora. he said
He said three kanals and 16 marlas of land at Lalgam Tral and nine kanals and eight marlas of land at Medora Tral and acquired once again on the name of Farukh.
The spokesman added that seven kanals of land at Noorpora acquired by the official in the name of Farukh and one kanal of and 6 marlas of land at Shahbad payeen was attached as it was acquired in the name of Faurkh Jahanzab.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 23 Jun 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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