CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST AN EDUCATIONAL TRUST & OTHERS INCLUDING THEN PUBLIC SERVANTS OF J&K GOVT, AND CONDUCTS SEARCHES


 

Press Release
New Delhi, 15.09.2020

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against an Educational Trust (through its Chairperson) based at Kathua (J&K); the then Deputy Commissioner, Kathua (J&K); the then Tehsildar, Marheen; the then Naib Tehsildar, Chann Rorian, Tehsil Marheen; the then Girdawar; the then Patwari and other unknown persons. Earlier, a Preliminary Enquiry was registered by CBI during June, 2020 on the allegations of encroachment of huge tract of public/Govt./forest land in district Kathua (J&K) by certain persons in violation of J&K Agrarian Reforms Act in connivance with Revenue and Forest officials. It was further alleged that the accused were involved in the conspiracy with the said Educational Trust through its Chairperson to allow the Trust to retain the land beyond the permissible ceiling limit of 100 standard kanal fixed in the Agrarian Reforms Act by deliberately giving the wrong exemption of 32 kanals of grazing land as per said Act and showing the land as “Orchard” which was not an orchard as per revenue record. It was also alleged that the said Educational Trust, in connivance with the other accused got done wrong calculation of standard kanal of the land measuring 316 Kanal & 17marlas to escape the ceiling imposed by J&K Agrarian Reforms Act. It was further alleged that a false information was submitted in the Affidavit filed by one of the accused during June, 2015 before the Court in a PIL so as to save the Trust from any adverse order.

Searches were conducted today at 10 locations including Jammu & Kathua at the premises of said Educational Trust / its Chairperson & residential premises of other accused which led to recovery of documents related to movable / immovable property etc.

Investigation is continuing.

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