Land grab: CB Jammu produces charge sheet against 4 persons

Land grab: CB Jammu produces charge sheet against 4 persons
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Jammu: The Crime Branch (CB), Jammu Monday produced a charge sheet against four persons including two officials of the Department of Revenue in a land grabbing case.

SSP Crime Branch Jammu Rajeshwar Singh said that they produced a charge sheet against Gurmukh Singh of Narwal Pain Satwari, Jammu; Romesh Chander of Rehari Jammu; Tara Chand of Bakshi Nagar, Jammu (now expired) who was the then Patwari Halqa Sunjwan, Jammu and Aslam Din of Rehan Kotranka, the then Naib Tehsildar Bahu (now expired) for their involvement in grabbing 1 kanal 10 marlas land at Sunjwan belonging to the complainant after hatching a criminal conspiracy and managing fictitious Fard-e-Intikhab to grab the land by impersonation.

“The charge sheet has been produced in the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu for judicial determination,” Singh said.

He said that they received a written complaint from Bal Krishan Dutta of House No 77 in Resham Ghar Colony, Jammu in which he alleged that he was the owner of the land measuring 1 kanal 10 marlas under Khasra No 654 and 656 situated at Sunjwan.

“He had applied several times before the authorities of the Revenue Department for demarcation of this land which was not demarcated by the concerned officials of the department because of the vested interest of some land grabbers who wanted to grab the land in connivance with these officials,” Singh said quoting the complaint.

He said that on receipt of this complaint, a preliminary verification was initiated by Crime Branch, Jammu and the allegations levelled were prima-facie substantiated which led to the registration of the instant case.

Singh said that during the investigation, the record about the land was obtained from the Revenue Department and the statements of the witnesses were recorded under Sections 161 and 164 A of CrPC.

He said that the original copy of the sale deed dated 12 October 2004 was obtained from the concerned court and seized in the case.

Singh said that the evidence collected during the investigation revealed that Gurmukh Singh and Romesh Chander in connivance with Tara Chand and Aslam Din managed fake and fictitious Fard-e- Intikhab while Romesh Chander impersonated himself as Bal Krishan Dutta (complainant) before the court.

He said that both the accused misled the court and prepared a fake sale deed in the name of Gurmukh Singh.

Singh said that the accused Gurmukh Singh was absconding ever since the registration of the case and the charge sheet had been produced against him under Section 512 of CrPC.

The charge sheet was produced in a case under FIR No 20 of 2010 under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471, and 120-B of the Ranbir Penal Code and 5 (2) of the PC Act of Police Station Crime Branch Jammu against the accused persons.

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