Lethpora Land Scam; Properties Attached By VO

KL Report

Srinagar

In a high profile revenue embezzlement case of Lethpora land scam 4 more properties have been attached by Vigilance Organization.

The properties include moveable as well as immovable properties raised out of misappropriated amount of Rs.22 Crores approximately (during land acquisition proceedings for widening of National Highway funded by NHA1 GOI in 2010) by officers and officials of then DC Office Pulwama in connivance with Jammu and Kashmir Bank officials and private persons connected with case FIR No.37/2010 P/S VOK.

The properties are 3 Kanals 2 Marlas of land at Noorpora Tral, 2 Kanals 5 Marlas of land at Ratnipora Pulwama and 2 Kanals 3 Marlas of land at Nowgam, the market value of the properties is worth Rs.1.25 Crores.

It is pertinent to mention that the Vigilance Organization has already attached a number of properties both moveable and immovable including the palatial house of kingpin Farooq Jehanjeeb at Rawalpora Srinagar, frozen of Bank accounts worth crores of rupees by resorting to special provision of attachment under Prevention of Corruption Act svt. 2006.

The present market value of these properties is more than 08 Crores approx. which is public money and belonging to state exchequer. The investigation is at the final stage and is likely to be sent o Government for accord of sanction.

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