STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: The BJP approached the poll panel on Sunday and sought rejection of the candidature of Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan nominee Kanta Andotra, in the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir, alleging that she did not disclose information related to a CBI case against her in the nomination papers.Andotra, the wife of Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan founder and former minister Choudhary Lal Singh, is fighting the DDC elections from the Keediya-Gandyal constituency in Kathua district.Andotra is an accused in a case being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against her educational trust and some government officials over alleged encroachment on a huge tract of government land.In a letter to the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer, BJP leader Hunar Gupta demanded the rejection of the candidature of Andotra, saying her name figured as an accused in the CBI FIR and accusing her of “misrepresentation and concealing” information in her nomination papers.Gupta said the DSS leader stands booked by the CBI and “the concealment of this important fact from nomination papers warrants strict legal action against her.”In September, the CBI registered the case against R B Education Trust, some people associated with it, and several government officials, including a former deputy commissioner of Kathua.The agency had in June registered a preliminary enquiry on the allegations of encroachment on a huge tract of public/government/forest land in Kathua by certain persons in violation of the J&K Agrarian Reforms Act in connivance with revenue and forest officials.It was alleged that the accused were involved in a conspiracy with the educational trust through its chairperson to allow the trust to retain land beyond the permissible ceiling limit of 100 standard kanal by deliberately giving wrong exemption of 32 kanals of grazing land and showing the land as “orchard”.It was also alleged that the educational trust, in connivance with the other accused, got done wrong calculation of standard kanal of the land measuring 316 kanal and 17 marlas to escape the ceiling imposed by the law, the CBI had said.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Withheld some a/cs within India, to continue advocating right of free expression: Twitter
New generation ICD with latest technology implanted at SSH Jammu
Arthritis drug no better than standard care for severe COVID-19, says study
People shouldn’t hesitate to get vaccinated, listen to scientists: Delhi’s 1st COVID patient
Gold tumbles Rs 522, silver crashes Rs 1,822
PNB Housing Finance, Yes Bank sign strategic co-lending pact for retail home loans
Rupee slumps 16 paise to 72.99 against US dollar in early trade
China fixes over 6 per cent as target for GDP in 2021
Rupee slumps 29 paise to 73.76 against US dollar in early trade
Download 10Cric Casino app, and enjoy Indias most popular casino games, directly on your mobile!
Gamble with real money online! Play Indias favourite casino games at 7Jackpots.com, Indias most trusted online casino site.
© 2020 State Times Daily Newspaper | Powered by Ideogram Technology Solutions [P] Ltd.