January 3, 2021

ACB produces charge sheet against former ACR Poonch, now Addl. Secy Science & Technology Deptt, Others for illegal mutation of land records

Srinagar: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has produced a charge sheet against Shafiq Ahmad former ACR Poonch and the incumbent Additional. Secretary Science & Technology Department and others for illegal mutation of land records

A statement issued by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday said that ACB presented chargesheet against accused in-service officials identified as:
(1) Shafiq Ahmed S/O Late Hajji Mohd. Karim R/O Dodasan Bala Tehsil Thanamandi District Rajouri then ACR Poonch A/P Addl. Secretary Science & Technology Deptt. Civil Secretariat J&K,
(2) Zaffar Iqbal Jagil S/O Mohd. Aslam R/O Nakka, Manjhari, Tehsil Mendhar District Poonch, A/P W.No.2 Mohalla Sukka Katha District Poonch, then Patwari Halqa Degwar Maldialian Tehsil Haveli District Poonch A/P Patwari Halqa Khanetar Tehsil Haveli District Poonch
3)Beneficiary Masood Ahmed @ Maqsood Ahmed S/O Sh.Mohd. Shafi R/O Village Chandak Tehsil Haveli District Poonch in the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Rajouri in case FIR No.45/2018 registered in P/S VOJ (now ACBJ)under section 5(1) (d) r/w section 5(2) of J&K PC Act, Samvat 2006 and section 120-B, 201 RPC.

The ACB in it’s statement further said that the the instant case was registered on the outcome of a verification conducted by the Vigilance Organization (Now ACB) into the allegations that Zaffer Iqbal, then Patwari, Halqa Degwar/Ajote, Poonch issued Fard Intikhab in respect of forest/state land to villagers who further sold the land to land grabber from Degwar to Ajote, Haveli. Stating that during verification relevant revenue record of Degwar, Maldialian and Ajote Village of Tehsil Haveli District Poonch were scrutinized, the ACB in it’s statement further said “then Patwari Halqa Degwar/Ajote Zaffer Iqbal Jagilillegally was found to have prepared mutation No.1013 in violation of provisions enshrined in orders Nos.LB-6/C of 1958 for the land measuring 05 Kanals falling under Khasra No.430, land measuring 09 Kanals 10 Marlas in Khasra No. 454/1, land measuring 02 kanls 10 marlas in Khasra No.1387/455 of village Degwar Maldialian in favour of private beneficiary Nazir Hussain S/O Fazla Gujjar R/O Degwar Maldalian Tehsil Haveli District Poonch (now expired)and further attested by Shafiq Ahmed, then ACR Poonch”.
The ACB in it’s statement also revealed that it also surfaced that mutation No.882 under LB-6/C of 1958 and mutation No.971 under S-432 of 1966 for the land measuring 05 Kanals 15 marlas falling under Khasra No.474 of Village Ajote Tehsil Haveli District Poonch were also recorded illegally by Zaffer Iqbal, then Patwari Village Ajote and further attested by hafiq Ahmed then ACR Poonch in favour of private beneficiary Maqsood Ahmed alias Masood Ahmed S/O Mohd. Shafi R/O Chandak Tehsil Haveli District Poonch.
Stating that during investigation, FSL expert who examined specimen/admitted/questioned documents has further authenticated the entry & attestation of the said mutations by the said accused public servants (revenue officers/officials), the ACB in it’s statement said “ Parat Sarkar of the said mutations could not be traced and the daily dairy (Roznamcha) of then Patwar Halqa Ajote and Degwar Maldialian has also not been maintained for the period of posting of accused patwari.Both these aspects had evidentiary value, absence of the same established the intentional and deliberate act of both the accused public servants”. The ACB statement further said that illegal possession of beneficiaries on the land has also been established.

“Anti Corruption Bureau presented the chargesheet after obtaining sanction for prosecution of in-service public servant from the competent authority.The next date of hearing has been fixed on February 19,i.e, 19th of next month”, the statement reads.



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