Former revenue officials among four charge-sheeted for land-grabbing by impersonation, fraud

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JAMMU: Crime Branch Jammu filed charge-sheet against four people, including two revenue officials, who died during the course of investigation, for their involvement in grabbing 1 Kanal 10 Marlas (0.187 acre) land at Sunjwan belonging to complainant after hatching a criminal conspiracy and managing fictitious ‘Fard-e-Intikhab’ (revenue extract) to grab the land by way of impersonation in 2010.
As per an official spokesperson, the charge-sheet was filed in the court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu in FIR No. 20/2010 registered under sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 120-B of RPC and 5(2) of PC Act at Crime Branch Jammu against the then Naib Tehsildar, Aslam Din, son of Haji Kala Khan, resident of Rehan Kotranka (now expired) and the then Patwari Halqa Sunjwan, Tara Chand, son of Mangat Ram, resident of Bakshi Nagar, Jammu (now expired) then Patwari Halqa Sunjwan, Jammu along with accused Gurmukh Singh, son of Gurmeet Singh, resident of Narwal Pain Satwari and Romesh Chander, son of Lajpat Rai, resident of Rehari. Bal Krishan Dutta, son of Ludermani Dutta, resident of HNo 77, Resham Ghar Colony, Jammu has lodged the complaint before the Crime Branch Jammu and the allegations against the accused were prima facie substantiated which led to the registration of the case, the spokesperson said.
During the course of investigation, record pertaining to the land in question was obtained from revenue department and the statements of witnesses were recorded. The original copy of sale deed dated October 12 2004 was obtained from the court concerned and seized in the case, said spokesperson, adding that evidence collected during investigation revealed that Singh and Chander in connivance with the then Patwari Halqa Sunjwah and the then Naib Tehsildar managed fictitious Fard-e- Intikhab, while Chander impersonated Dutta (complainant) before the court. The spokesperson further said both the accused misled the court and prepared a fake sale deed in the name of Singh. “Since Singh is absconding ever since registration of the case, as such the charge-sheet has been produced against him under section 512 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC),” he added.