Srinagar– The Crime Branch of police on Thursday filed a chargesheet against three people for encroaching upon 25 kanal state land in Kunzer area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Crime Branch produced the charge-report before the Court of Judicial Magistrate 1st Class, Tangmarg against Mohammad Najeeb Goni of Srinagar and Ghulam Mohammad Bhat and Mohammad Ashraf Wani, both residents of Baramulla, in a case FIR No. 28/2018 u/Ss 420, 447-A & 120-B RPC registered at police station Crime Branch Kashmir, an official spokesperson said.
The chargesheet, he said, was filed against the trio for their alleged involvement in the illegal encroachment of State land situated at Dhobiwan village in Kunzer.
Giving more details of the case, the spokesperson said that Crime Branch Kashmir received a complaint alleging that Goni in connivance with land brokers Ghulam Mohammad Bhat and Mohammad Ashraf Wani had unlawfully trespassed and encroached upon state land measuring approximately 25 kanal at village Dhobiwan.
Goni, he said, had also erected sign boards and stone blocks over the land.
“The complaint prima facie disclosed commission of criminal acts by the accused persons. Accordingly, the instant case was registered in Police Station Crime Branch Kashmir in the year 2018 and investigation started,” he said.
The spokesperson said that the evidence collected during investigation of the case has established that the accused persons hatched a criminal conspiracy and unlawfully trespassed and encroached upon a parcel of state land.
“They had fenced the said parcel of land and had also erected sign boards and placed numerous stone blocks thereby illegally and fraudulently converting/ demarcating the said parcel of State land into plots so that the same could be offered for sale to private buyers,” he said.
“Criminal culpability of the accused individuals for commission of offences punishable under Sections 420, 447-A & 120-B RPC has been proved,” he added.
The charge-report, he said, of the instant case has accordingly been presented in the Court for judicial determination.
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