Roshni Act: CBI submits ATR in J&K HC, process of hearing review petitions initiated

JAMMU: The CBI on Friday submitted its Action Taken Report (ATR) in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on the progress in cases registered to probe alleged irregularities in the Roshni Act as the process of hearing review petitions from various individuals was initiated.
CBI counsel Monika Kohli submitted the status report in a sealed cover before the division bench of Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Sanjay Dhar.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration had approached the high court with an urgent hearing motion for preponement of the date in the Roshni Act which was scrapped by the court on October 9 by an order and was also declared “illegal, unconstitutional and unsustainable”. The court had also asked the CBI to probe the allotment of the land under this law.
During the physical hearing, the counsel handed over the ATR in a sealed cover after the court took note of the progress of the investigation carried out by the CBI so far.
Kohli also sought court”s directions to all individuals seeking review of the October 9 case for providing copies of their petition.
The CBI has so far registered nine FIRs, known as Regular Cases (RC) in agency”s parlance, so far in its Jammu and Srinagar branches, besides four Preliminary Enquiries (PEs) to probe the allotment.