Revenue officials, others booked for misappropriation of Trust property

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 8: Crime Branch Jammu has booked land mafia and Revenue authorities for alleged misappropriation of property of Rajiv Gandhi Trust.
A criminal case has been registered against Ashok Vijay Gupta, Advocate (Executor of Rajiv Gandhi Trust), Prem Parkash Sharma (expired), the then Naib Tehsildar Nayabat, Chak Avtara Bishnah; Shiv Kumar, the then Patwari of Patwar Halqa,Chak Avtara, Tehsil Bishnah (now NaibTehsildar, Majalta), Anwar Sadotra, the then Patwari Chak Avtara (now Girdawar, in the office of Divisional Commissioner, Jammu) and other unknown public servants and private persons under section 120-B r/w 420, 406 RPC, r/w 5(2)P.C. Act Samvat 2006 for their involvement in hatching criminal conspiracy and misappropriating property of Shri Rajiv Gandhi Trust.
The complaint in this regard was filed by Hindu Bhushan Gupta before the Governor, J&K with allegations that Himnishwar Gupta, who was cousin of his father, had passed away about 26 years ago at Delhi. Himnishwar Gupta had remained unmarried during his life time and father of the complainant namely Raghunath Dass had performed last rites of the former. Before the death of the deceased, he had executed a Will Deed of his properties and nominated four close friends as Trustees and named the Trust by name & style of Shri Rajiv Gandhi Trust.
The accused Ashok Vijay Gupta has intentionally, deliberately and dishonestly disposed of property thereby committed breach of trust by misusing the property left behind by Himneshwar Gupta by way of misappropriation for his ulterior motive in connivance/conspiracy with the then revenue officers/officials at the helm of affairs, which was against the wishes of the Late Himnishwar Gupta.
On the receipt of the complaint, preliminary verification was initiated by Crime Branch Jammu and during the course of enquiry, relevant revenue record, alongwith other evidence was obtained, which prima facie substantiated the allegations against the accused. The omissions and commissions, on the part of the accused prima facie constitute offences punishable under section 406, 120-B RPC r/w 5(2) P.C Act. Svt 2006
Accordingly, a formal case has been registered in Police Station Crime Branch, Jammu for in-depth investigation.