Jammu: A revenue official has been booked by the State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) for allegedly tampering with revenue records in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“A case has been registered today against former Patwari Halqa Dudu-Basantgarh, Mohmmad Farooq, and beneficiary, Mohmmad Javed, for tampering with the revenue record pertaining to land measuring 2 kanals 18 marlas in Dudu village in Basantgarh tehsil,” an SVO spokesman said in a statement issued here.
This step was taken on the basis of an enquiry conducted by Sub Divisional Magistrate, Basantgarh into the allegations of tampering with the revenue record pertaining to Khasra No 76 in Dudu village.
The enquiry reveals that Farooq by abusing his official position hatched a criminal conspiracy with Javed, who intended to grab the land of his sister, Asmat Begum, he said.
Farooq, despite having knowledge that the land belongs to Asmat Begum, abused his official position and made the wrong entry into the Girdawari Register to benefit Javed, he said.
The entry was made in 2005 for 4 kanals 8 marlas, mentioning that it was a self-cultivated piece of land (khud kasht) through Javed by manipulating the records.
The investigation of the case has been taken up, the spokesman said.