Two Ex. Divisional Commissioners Kashmir, others in Vigilance net

KL Report

SRINAGAR

vigVigilance Organisation Kashmir booked senior officers of Revenue Department for irregularities committed in the transfer of state land in District Srinagar under Roshni Scheme. A verification conducted by Vigilance Organisation has revealed that in the year 2007,  ownership rights of state land measuring  07 kanals 07 marlas under khasra No. 216, 217 and  218 in Estate Nursingh Garh site at Karan Nagar have been vested in favour of one Sajad Parvez S/o Talib Hussain R/o Baghat-i-Barzulla Srinagar under residential category @ Rs 45.00 lacs per kanal by a price fixation committee. It has been found that Sajad Parvez S/o Talib Hussain R/o Baghat-i-Barzulla Srinagar was not the occupant at all in terms of provisions of State Land (vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act  to which the ownership rights could have been conferred.

The verification further revealed that the report and out of the leased /possessed land of 07 Kanal 07 Marlas, an area of 01 Kanal 04 Marlas (33’ X 228’) is hit by Ribbon Development Act. But in quite disregard to the provisions of State Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, the  Committee  has decided and mutated whole chunk of land i.e. 07 Kanal 07 Marlas in favour of Sajad Parvez.

Further, on plea of beneficiary, committee approved rates applicable for residential category whereas rates of commercial category was applicable in the case.

The verification further revealed that the Committee has fixed a rate of Rs 65.00 lacs per kanal  in the same location in the same year for the plots of land adjacent and opposite to that of Sajad Parvez. By fixing a rate of Rs 45.00 lacs per kanal and placing it in the residential category, a minimum loss of Rs 97,70,625/-  has been caused to the state exchequer.

The  commissions / omissions  on the part of price fixation committee in the conferment of ownership rights of state land  to the non-entitled beneficiary namely Sajad Parvez S/o Talib Hussain R/o Baghat-i-Barzulla, Srinagar constitute the offence of criminal misconduct. Accordingly case FIR No.26/2015 u/s 5(1)(c), 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) P. C. Act and section 120-B RPC has been registered in P/S VOK and investigation  taken up.

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