CB books revenue officials, land broker for committing fraud

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Dec 6: Crime Branch Kashmir has registered a case against the land broker and revenue officials for committing a fraud by selling the same piece of land twice to two different people.
An official handout said that Crime Branch received a complaint from one Humayun Ashraf Lone, stating therein that he purchased a piece of land measuring one Kanal situated at Mouza Rawal-Pora, Tehsil Budgam, from Farooq Ahmad Sofi, through land broker Nazir Ahmad Dar S/o Gh. Ahmad Dar R/o Parraypora, in the year 2007 and to this effect a sale deed was executed on 11.04.2007 between vendor and vendees before the Court of Sub-Registrar Budgam and one Mohammad Altaf Chowdary is claiming to have purchased the same plot in the year 2008 from the same land broker.
A preliminary enquiry was initiated at Crime Branch and it was established that the land broker Nazir Ahmad Dar got the land mutated under mutation No. 9615 but the same plot of land under Khasra No. 1612 was sold to another person namely Altaf Ahmad Wani R/o Hari Singh High Street Srinagar by executing another sale deed in the Court thereby executing two sale deeds for one and the same plot of land.
In this way, the suspect Nazir Ahmad Dar (land broker) S/o Gh. Mohammad Dar R/o Parray-Pora Baghat, in connivance with the revenue officials, cheated the complainant Humayun Ashraf Lone as well as Altaf Ahmed Wani by grabbing their hard-earned money.