Another FIR in Roshni scam

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU Jan 23: The Vigilance Organization has registered another case against Revenue officials for committing irregularities in transfer of   State land under Roshni Act by misusing their official position.
The case has been registered against the Revenue officials of District Udhampur on the complaint from Principal Accountant General (Audit).
During verification, it has  emerged that while settling the cases of illegal occupants for vesting of ownership rights, the officers/officials of Revenue Department committed illegalities, which include improper recorded possession, insufficient and incomplete documents, rates  not been fixed by Price Fixation  Committee  and in many cases money has not been remitted to Government  Treasury besides violation of prevention of Ribbon Development Act, non-eviction of illegal occupants from the State land and not putting the State land to auction.
The omission and commission on the part of Revenue officers/officials prima-facie are offences under section 5(1) (c), 5(1) (d), read with 5(2) of J&K PC Act, Svt 2006 section 120-B RPC and section 17 of State Land (Vesting of Ownership to Occupants) Act, 2001, for which a case has been registered and further investigation taken up.


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