Magarmal Bagh Land Scandal; Non-State Subject Was Declared The Heir Of Land Owner

KL Report

SRINAGAR

It has come to fore that a non-State Subject after fraudulently acquiring the Permanent Resident Certificate from Revenue department sold the property of third party worth Crores of rupees to few Kashmiri people.

The information surfaced under Right to Information Act has revealed one Ajab Singh son of late Gopal Singh claiming the real owner of a large chunk of land in Magarmal Bagh Srinagar was never a permanent resident of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to reports in 2011 then Divisional Commissioner Kashmir vide order number 14-17/SQ/MLA/2139/MR constituted a committee headed by then ADC Srinagar to ascertain the facts about the deserted land located at Magarmal Bagh Srinagar. The Committee was directed to find out the real heirs of the owner of the land General Sahab Bhadur.

Surprisingly, out of 8 persons who claimed to be real heirs of land owner, the committee declared that person the real heir of General Bhadur who was a non-state subject. The committee that time claimed that Ajab Singh son of late Gopal Singh resident of Magarmal Bagh presently residing in Nai Basti Jammu was the real heir.

The information that surfaced under RTI Act has now revealed that Ajab Singh was never a resident of Jammu and Kashmir and he is not even registered in Migrant list.

Ironically, Ajab Singh sold land comprised of 6 kanals and 14 marlas including two houses for Crores of rupees to few Kashmiri people after providing them fake attorneys.

Holding Revenue officials responsible for all this mess, one of persons who purchased chunk of property from Ajab Singh said that how come he was given the permanent resident certificate without verifying the facts.

Soon after these revelations, the District Administration has imposed a ban on the sale of the land and has said that the land would be deemed as government property in case no real of owner of the land comes forward.

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