Crime Branch registers FIR against Patwari, land grabbers

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 27: Crime Branch, Jammu has registered an FIR against a mafia of land grabbers and a Revenue official.
A case under Section 420, 465, 466, 467, 468, 471, 120-B RPC, read with  Section 5(2) PC Act Svt. 2006 has been registered against the accused Satvinder Singh of  Nitco Lane, Talab Tillo, Jammu, Sarfraz Ahmed of  Rajiv Nagar Vikram Chowk, Jammu,  Naresh Gupta of Sarwal, Jammu and a Patwari.
According to complainant Yograj Singh Charak of Kaluchak, he had a piece of land measuring 6 kanals falling under Khasra No. 773 min situated at village Sunjwan, Jammu. The accused approached him and offered Rs 10 lakh per kanal as sale consideration for the entire land, total amounting to Rs 60 lakhs. In the process, they paid him Rs 19 lakhs as advance and agreed to pay Rs 41 lakhs at the time of registration of sale deed etc through an agreement to sell.
On  assurance of the accused, the complainant executed a General Power of Attorney in favour of accused Satvinder Singh. However, after waiting for a considerable time, the accused persons neither contacted the complainant nor paid him the balance amount. Smelling foul play, he immediately revoked the power of attorney and also approached the concerned Patwari, provided him copy of revocation of power of attorney and asked him not to issue any Fard/Aks Tatima of the land in question. But despite having the knowledge about the revocation of the power of attorney and without there being any application made by the complainant, the accused Patwari with malafide intention and in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy, issued the Fards/Aks Tatima in respect of the land in question to the accused persons upon which three sale deeds came to be registered in favour of accused Sardari Lal, Neelam Sharma and Narinder Kumar respectively and thus the accused persons  cheated the complainant through fraudulent means.