CHATTHA-SUNJWAN LAND ‘SCAM’

In the much publicized Public Interest Litigation regarding alleged hushing up of Chattha-Sunjwan Land Scam in which Division Bench disposed of PIL with the direction to DGP to monitor the investigation, Crime Branch Jammu has registered a FIR against the officers/ officials of Revenue Department for allegedly tempering the records from time to time to favour, disfavor the owners as well as the state.
CHATTHA-SUNJWAN LAND ‘SCAM’

In the much publicized Public Interest Litigation regarding alleged hushing up of Chattha-Sunjwan Land Scam in which Division Bench disposed of PIL with the direction to DGP to monitor the investigation, Crime Branch Jammu has registered a FIR against the officers/ officials of Revenue Department for allegedly tempering the records from time to time to favour, disfavor the owners as well as the state.  

As per CB Jammu, during the preliminary verification it was found that the land in question was reflected in the revenue records viz. Record of Rights and Jamabandi as both proprietary as well as state land. It was also found that the Fard-e-Intikhab of the said land was not only issued in the year 2004-05 by the identified revenue officers, officials but was also issued by the revenue officials in the year 1984 too. "Besides a number of entries/insertions with regard to the status of the land were also found to have been made", the CB said adding the land was shown reflected twice on the same register in the Record of Rights of 1979-80 BK with one entry showing the ownership of Bachitar Singh and the other showing it as the state land, while in Jamabandi 1998-99 BK the land was  shown reflected through Khewat No. 19 khata No. 406 as proprietary land/Maqbooza Malkaan and again reflected vide Khewat No. 85 khata No. 636 as state land. As per Girdawri records since 1952 till date the land is still shown vacant and as per mutation records the land has been shown mutated vide mutation No. 919 as Virasti intikaal. 

"From the above it transpired that the revenue officers/officials in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy and in lieu of some pecuniary benefits had made multiple insertions and tempering in the revenue records from time to time to favour/disfavor the owners as well as the state" the CB stated.                  JNF        

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