On Monday, the CBI registered 3 separate cases in pursuance of the orders of Jammu & Kashmir HC on a PIL related to the alleged Rs 25,000 crore Roshini land scam.
This comes over a month after the division bench of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir handed over the probe of the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), earlier registered by Vigilance Organization, Jammu (now Anti-Corruption Bureau, UT of Jammu & Kashmir.
Central Bureau of Investigation in a release gave details to all the 3 cases.
The first case has been registered against unknown officials of Revenue Department, Jammu on the allegations that the officers, officials of Revenue Department of District Jammu had conferred undue benefits upon the illegal occupants of the state land by intentionally ignoring the laid down provisions of Roshni Act & rules, thereby conferring ownership rights of the state land wrongfully to selective undeserving persons & hence inflicted huge monetary loss to the State exchequer.
“It was further alleged that the purpose of Jammu & Kashmir State Lands (vesting of ownership rights to the Occupants) Act, 2001 i.e. generation of Revenue for undertaking developmental works in the state was defeated,”
The 2nd case has been registered against unknown officers, officials of the Revenue Department, District Samba on the allegations that the officers, officials of Revenue department of District Samba had conferred undue pecuniary benefits upon the illegal occupants of the State Land by intentionally contravening the legal provisions of Roshni Act.
It said that “It was further alleged that in many cases, ownership rights over the state land were conferred in favour of individuals, who were not having the recorded possession in their respective names in the revenue records. It was also alleged that the rates were not fixed by the Price Fixation committee, as per the provisions of the Act & in many cases were not remitted to the Government Treasury, thereby causing huge loss to the State exchequer”.
The 3rd case has been registered in connection against a private person, resident of Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, unknown officers, officials of Revenue Department, Jammu; unknown officers, officials of JDA & unknown others on the allegations that the Revenue officers, officials of Jammu District had entered into a criminal conspiracy with the said private person & conferred ownership rights with regard to land measuring 05 Kanal & 02 Marlas (approx.) comprising in Khasra Number 781 situated at village Deeli Tehsil & District Jammu.
It was further alleged that the accused in pursuance of criminal conspiracy hatched among themselves had illegally regularized the said state land without existence of any entry in revenue record & issued NOC in favour of the beneficiary for construction of the commercial building over the land, CBI said.
The investigation is continuing, it said.