Roshni Land Scam: Former DC Pulwama Booked

SRINAGAR: The CBI has booked then Deputy Commissioner of Pulwama Mehraj Ahmed Kakroo and 12 others in connection with the alleged illegal conferment of ownership rights on unauthorised occupants of the State land in Jammu and Kashmir under the now-repealed Roshni Act, reported The Hindu.

According to report published by The Hindu, the case pertains to land that measuring six kanals, 10 marlas and four sersai, which was illegally occupied by Ghulam Ahmed Pandith, Ghulam Nabi Naikoo, Mohammad Amin Pandith and Farhat Pandith, Abdul Majid Sheikh and Ghulam Rasool Wani, as alleged.

A committee, that included comprising then Deputy Commissioner of Pulwama Mehraj Ahmed Kakroo, then Additional Deputy Commissioner Iftikar ul Hasnain Bari, then Assistant Commissioner Mohammed Rajab Bhat and three other revenue officials — Abdul Razak Wagay, Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh and Maqbool Ahanger — gave the ownership rights to the beneficiaries.

All the accused officials and the beneficiaries have been named in the FIR. The CBI has so far registered several cases related to the Rs 25,000-crore ‘Roshni’ scam, reported The Hindu.


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