‘Former deputy commissioner gave away prime land in Srinagar to non-Kashmir resident’


Srinagar : The anti-graft sleuths in Jammu and Kashmir have booked a former deputy commissioner of capital Srinagar and his staff for illegal mutation of land, an official said on Friday. The official told local news agency that they have booked the former deputy commissioner Sheikh Ajaz Iqbal and his staff for conspiring with a land broker.

‘A probe into the allegations that Tehsildar South Srinagar has attested a false mutation]regarding Nazool Land measuring 06 kanals 14 marlas in Magarmal Bagh valued worth crores of rupees in favour of Ghulam Rasool Kana revealed that the officer had be part of the illegal deal,” he said.The officer had helped to transfer state owned land to a man from Jammu who in turn handed the attorney of the land to Kana. The land was under the occupation of Indian Reserve Police and CA&PD Department. The official said that the Tehsildar Sheikh Muneer Akhter with concerned Patwari Sheikh Showkat Hussain, Girdwar Halqa Ghulam Nabi Bakal and Ajaz Iqbal hatched conspiracy with one another and land broker Kana.

The officer passed the land to Ajab Singh who was a non state subject. The verification further revealed Kana subsequently obtained power of attorney form Ajab Singh on the basis of which then Deputy Commissioner Ajaz Iqbal in league with other revenue officials without ascertaining the title of the land handed over the possession of the land along with super structure. “Thus by acting in the aforementioned manner the public servants, by way of abusing their official positions in conspiracy with each other conferred illegally undue benefit upon Ajab Singh  and his attorney holder Kana,” he said. The officials have now been booked.


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