Court refuses to accept closure report, directs CBI for further investigation


Misconduct in issuance of licenses/ permission for construction on defence land


JAMMU: Special Judge CBI cases Srinagar M S Parihar refused to accept closure report in alleged misconduct in issuance of licenses /permission of construction in favour of private persons as illegal occupants on defence land and ordered that final report/closure report along with relevant record filed by CBI is returned to the Head CBI-ACB, Srinagar with a direction to conduct further investigation under Section 156(3) of Cr PC in the light of observations made hereinabove and also to investigate role of the officials of the trust in executing different lease deeds in favour of different private persons with respect to State/ defence land, who had raised huge constructions over the aforesaid land.
The role of officers/officials of the Cantonment Board Srinagar and Defence Estate Office, Srinagar be also further investigated for their deliberate acts of omissions and commissions in allowing raising of unauthorised constructions over aforesaid land and in taking appropriate steps to protect the state/ defence land. The role of the revenue officials be also investigated in this case. Upon the completion of further investigation in this case, the report as warranted under law be filed.
As per case, on basis of a source information received by CBI-ACB, Srinagar to the effect that Tariq Ahmad Khanday Junior Engineer Cantonment Board, Badamibagh Srinagar and some unknown officers/officials of Defence Estates office Srinagar and Badamibagh Cantonment Srinagar have committed criminal misconduct in issuance of license/ permission of construction in favour of private persons as illegal occupants on defence land. The preliminary enquiry was conducted regarding allegations that below mentioned illegal constructions have been raised within jurisdiction of the Badamibagh Cantonment Board, Srinagar on defence land are Hotel Solomon situated within the Cantonment Board Area Sonawar, Hotel belonging to one Tariq Ahmad Wani resident of Pampore situated near Government Cantonment GB Pant Children Hosptial Sonawar, Srinagar and Tramboo Joinery Mills situated near Government Cantonment GP Pant Children Hospital Sonawar, Srinagar.


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