Srinagar- The Crime Branch of police on Wednesday filed chargesheet against a man for allegedly selling state land to a woman in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
The charge sheet was produced by the Special Crime Wing before the Court of Sub Judge Pattan on September 30 against Mohammad Ashraf Wani of Utikoo village of Baramulla for his involvement in commission of offences punishable under section 420,511 RPC, an official spokesperson said.
He said the case FIR No. 06/2022 against Wani was registered last year.
Giving further details of the case, the spokesperson said that a complaint was lodged by a woman claiming that she purchased a piece of land measuring 7 Marlas under survey NO.666 at Utikoo village of Tehsil Karhama on March 1, 2016 from Wani for a price of Rs 2.10 lakh under a proper sale agreement
The complainant, he said, further alleged that when she applied for the registration and revenue extracts of the land, the revenue department refused so by saying that the land in question is State land and cannot be sold or purchased.
Accordingly, he said, preliminary verification No.06/2019 was initiated at Crime Branch Kashmir.
“During enquiry, it surfaced that the land under survey No.666 in Estate Karhama is State land, which the accused Mohammad Ashraf Wani had sold to the complainant, without any right or authority. Accordingly, the case FIR No.6/2022 was registered in Crime Branch Kashmir and investigation set into motion,” the spokesperson said.
During the course of investigation, he said, the investigating officer recorded the statements of the persons familiar with the facts and circumstances of the case and also obtained records having bearing on the subject matter from the concerned offices and seized the same as per procedure.
As per the evidence gathered during investigation, the spokesperson said, it was established that the accused attempted to cheat the complainant by selling State land to her and by concealing the fact that he is not the actual owner of the said land.
“Ultimately, on the basis of facts and circumstances that emerged during the course of investigation, the investigation of the case was concluded as proved U/S 420, 511 RPC against the said accused person,” he added.
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