ACB produces challan against revenue officials, others

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JAMMU: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Doda on Tuesday produced Challan against the officials of Revenue Department, Udhampur and other residents of Mand village of the district.

According to a statement, a Challan of case FIR No 06/2013 registered at Police Station Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Jammu against accused public servants namely Nasir Iqbal Parray, the then Collector Land Acquisition, Udhampur, Mohd Saleem Banday, then Patwari Halqa Mand and the beneficiaries Gopal Singh, then Naib Tehsildar Tikri, Pritam Singh S/O Kavi Raj R/O Mand, Madan Lal S/O Kavi Raj R/O Mand, Girdawar in Revenue Department, the then posted in GQ Circle Dhanoo, Sham Sher Singh S/O Kavi Raj R/O Village Mand, Balbinder Singh S/O Kavi Raj R/O Mand, Subash Singh S/O Kavi Raj R/O Mand, Fateh Singh S/O Isher Singh R/O Mand, Tara Singh S/o Isher Singh R/o Mand, the then class-IV employee in Govt High School Mand, Gandeep Singh S/O Isher Singh R/O Mand, then Ballman, MES, MH Udhampur, Jaktar Singh, the then Driver, Department of Soil Conservation Udhampur, Sansar Singh S/O Amar Nath R/O Mand A/P Chak Bhagta Ex-Service man (Numberdar), Satpal Singh S/O Amar Nath R/O Mand A/P Chak Bhagta the then Forester, Social Forestry Block Tikri (C/O DFO Udhampur), Dharam Singh S/O Amar Nath R/O Mand A/P Chak Bhagta the then Class-IV employee in OBC Bank, Branch Katra, Kuldeep Singh S/O Amar Nath R/O Mand A/P Chowk Bhagta the then ASI, ITBP, 21st BN, Pantha Chock, Srinagar, Rashpal Singh S/O Amar Nath R/O Mand (now expired) has been produced before the Anti Corruption Court Udhampur.

“The case was registered on the basis of a verification conducted by ACB into the allegations of fabrication of revenue records and the release of compensation money disproportionately amongst the beneficiaries in village Mand by Nasir Iqbal Parray, the then Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur and Mohd Saleem Banday, the then Patwari Halqa Mand, in league with the beneficiaries thereby wrongfully and dishonestly facilitating the release of compensation amount for acquisition of land for National Highway.

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During the investigation, the statement said, it was found that a total amount of Rs 29,07,857 was illegally and fraudulently disbursed by the accused revenue officers/officials as compensation among the beneficiaries by depriving the genuine land holders thus causing a loss of Rs 29,07,857 to the state exchequer.

“After obtaining the prosecution sanctions from the competent authority the case has been challaned for judicial determination. Next date of hearing in the case has been fixed for 10.05.2019,” it said.