Srinagar: Vigilance Organisation Jammu has booked revenue officials in fraudulent drawl of compensation case, a statement said on Tuesday.
A case under FIR No. 29/2018 U/S 5(1)(d), 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 read with sections 420, 467,468, 471 & 120- B RPC was registered by Vigilance organization Jammu today against revenue officers / officials on the basis of a verification conducted into the allegations of fake & fraudulent compensation papers prepared in league with beneficiaries by showing the forest land under the possession/cultivation of beneficiaries which had come under construction work of road from Tipri to Kithar (Patnazi) during the period 2010.
According to the statement it surfaced during probe that as per the report submitted by Divisional Forest Officer, Kishtwar regarding the demarcation record of area from Zerwar Nallah to Patnazi(Eid-Gah-Morh), Tipri to Patnazi was duly sanctioned vide Principal Chief Conservator of forests, J&K Order No 34/FC of 2009 dated 27-09-2009 and was falling under compartment No15/K which is a forest land. During the course of verification, it came to fore that as per demarcation conducted by various teams, the beneficiaries namely Muhammad Shafi, Ashiq Hussain, Muhammad Amin sons of Abdul Aziz, Shamas Din S/O Bashir Ahmed have received the compensation of the land with respect to Khasra No.169 min, for which the concerned DFO, Kishtwar has intimated that the deodar trees of forest department had come under the construction of road Patnazi to Tipri and falls under compartment No. 15/K which is forest land. The land of these beneficiaries falling under Khasra No.169 had not come under the construction of the road and is still under their possession. It also surfaced during verification that the beneficiaries namely Mohd Shafi S/O Abdul Aziz received an amount of Rs. 23,000/-, Ashiq Hussain S/O Abdul Aziz received an amount of Rs.34,500/-, Mohd. Amin S/O Abdul Aziz received an amount of Rs.3,39,250/- & Shamas Din S/O Bashir Ahmed received an amount of Rs.23,000/- which they were not entitled and under a well knit conspiracy and in connivance with the then Revenue officials who prepared fake and fraudulent compensation papers by showing the forest land in their name, besides one Mohd Shafi S/O Mussa Gujjar has also received an amount of Rs. 2,81,750/- but as per the revenue record / spot inspection he too was not the owner of the land in question. In this way the revenue officials namely Muhammad Ahsan, the then Patwari Halqa Patnazi now Office Qanoongo Tehsil Office Drabshalla, Shri Abdul Kabir Dev, the then Girdawar Qanoogo Circle (now retired) and Shri Abdul Rashid Butt, the then Tehsildar Kishtwar (now expired), by abuse of their officials positions in connivance with the beneficiaries namely Muhammad Shafi, Ashiq Hussain, Muhammad Amin Sons of Sh. Abdul Aziz, Shams Din S/O Bashir Ahmed and Mohd. Shafi S/O Mussa Gujjar all residents of Patnazi District Kishtwar have prepared fake and fraudulent papers to confer undue pecuniary benefit upon the above named beneficiaries fraudulently and illegally which led to drawl of undue compensation to the tune of Rs. 7,24,500/-, thus caused loss to the state exchequer and corresponding wrongful gain to the beneficiaries.