Two revenue officials among six charge-sheeted for fraud mutation

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JAMMU: Crime Branch of Jammu & Kashmir Police has filed a charge-sheet against six persons, including two Government officials, for their involvement in hatching a criminal conspiracy and preparing mutation of over two acres of land here, an official said on Sunday.
The charge-sheet against two revenue officials namely Tehsildar Sayed Zulfaqar Ali Jaffray, son of G A Jaffri, resident of Ustaad Mohalla Jammu and then Patwari Ram Saran, son of Ralla Ram, resident of Rathwa Ghou Manhasan and four members of a family namely Chaju Ram @ Chottu Ram, son of Moti Magh, Sheru Ram, Hari Ram, Paras Ram, all sons of Chaju Ram, resident of Alora Tehsil Mandaal District Jammu, in respect of FIR No 16/2016 under sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120-B, 201 of RPC read with Section 5(2) of PC Act. Svt./2006 at Police Station, Crime Branch Jammu, was filed in the court of Special Judge, Anti-corruption, for judicial determination, a spokesperson of Jammu Crime Branch said.
He said that the mutation of land measuring 16 Kanals 10 Marlas at Tikku Tehra was done in contravention of the law of the land and against the interest of the complainant namely Gurdeep Singh, Jagat Singh, resident of H.No.13, Channi Himmat Jammu. In his complaint, Singh claimed the state land was allotted in favour of his father Jagat Singh, son of Kala Singh as a PoK refugee of 1947, who during his lifetime, remained in its continuous physical cultivation and possession. After his death, the complainant said that he and his brother were in physical cultivation and no rights of proprietorship could be vested in favour of any person, including allottees Chaju Ram alias Chottu Ram and his three sons Sheru, Hari and Paras of Alora.
The spokesperson said allegations were prima facie substantiated during a preliminary verification, leading to the registration of an instant formal criminal case.
During the course of investigation, material and other documentary evidence was collected, which proved Ram and others, in connivance with the then revenue authorities, prepared the mutation besides making false entries in the revenue record in contravention to the law of the land and against the interests of the complainant, the spokesperson said, adding that Crime Branch Jammu produced charge-sheet against Revenue officials and accused beneficiaries for ‘Mutation of Inheritance’.