Illegal mutation of land: ACB presents charge-sheet against former ACR Poonch, others

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RAJOURI: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has presented chargesheet against former ACR Poonch Shafiq Ahmed, presently working as Addl. Secretary Science & Technology Department, Civil Secretariat J&K and others for illegal mutation of land records in Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Rajouri.
As per an official spokesperson, the ACB presented chargesheet against in-service public servants namely Shafiq Ahmed, son of Late Hajji Mohd Karim, resident of Dodasan Bala Tehsil Thannamandi District Rajouri, former ACR Poonch, Zaffar Iqbal Jagil, son of Mohd Aslam, resident of Nakka, Manjhari, Tehsil Mendhar District Poonch, at present Ward No.2 Mohalla Sukka Kathua District Poonch, former Patwari Halqa Degwar Maldialian Tehsil Haveli District Poonch, presently working as Patwari Halqa Khanetar Tehsil Haveli District Poonch and a beneficiary, namely Masood Ahmed @ Maqsood Ahmed, son of Mohd Shafi, resident of Village Chandak Tehsil Haveli District Poonch in the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Rajouri in a case registered vide FIR No.45/2018 under Sections 5(1) (d) read with Section 5(2) of J&K PC Act, Samvat 2006 and Sections 120-B, 201 of RPC, he added. The official further revealed that instant case was registered on outcome of a verification conducted by the Vigilance Organisation (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. During verification relevant revenue record of Degwar, Maldialian and Ajote Village of Tehsil Haveli District Poonch were scrutinised. It was found that then Patwari Halqa Degwar/Ajote Zaffer Iqbal Jagil illegally prepared mutation No.1013 in violation of provisions enshrined in orders Nos.LB-6/C of 1958 for 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, son of Fazla Gujjar, resident of Degwar Maldalian Tehsil Haveli District Poonch (now expired)and further attested by Shafiq Ahmed, then ACR Poonch, he added. 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 Shafiq Ahmed then ACR Poonch in favour of private beneficiary Maqsood Ahmed alias Masood Ahmed, son of Mohd Shafi, resident of Chandak Tehsil Haveli District Poonch. During investigation, FSL Expert who examined specimen, further authenticated the entry & attestation of said mutations by aforesaid accused public servants (revenue officers/officials). Moreover, Parat Sarkar of aforesaid mutations could not be traced and 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. Illegal possession of beneficiaries on the land has also been established.
The Anti Corruption Bureau presented the chargesheet after obtaining sanction for prosecution of in-service public servant from the competent authority, he said, adding that next date of hearing has been fixed on February 19, 2020.

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