Srinagar: The Crime Branch Kashmir on Tuesday filed a chargesheet against six persons for selling 6.6 Kanals of Waqf land at Rangpora Zakoora in 2003 by forged signatures of then Vice Chairman of Muslim Auqaf Trust.
A statement issued by the Crime Branch said that it has produced Challan in Case FIR No. 22/2012 U/S 420,468,467,471,120-B RPC & 5(2) PC Act against the six accused persons before the Additional District and Session Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar.
The accused include Abdul Rashid Wani, son of Abdul Aziz Wani of Habbak Crossing Zakura (Controller Revenue Estates/ Assistant Secretary Muslim Auqaf Trust), Mohammad Farooq Hakak alias Jan, son of Ghulam Nabi Hakak of Kadi Kadal Srinagar, Ghulam Qadir Mir, son of Mohammad Sultan Mir of Azad Basti Tower Lane Natipora, and Mohammad Lateef Misger, son of Mohammad Sidiq Misger of Aali Kadal, at present resident of Alamdar Colony Lal Bazar Srinagar, besides two persons who have passed away.
The CB acted upon the written complaint received from the then Secretary Waqf Board , wherein the complainant alleged that the land measuring 6.6 Kannals situated at Rangpora Zakoora of Waqf Board was shown as alienated in favour of Ishtaq Ahmad Ashai by way of fabricating Order No. 360-64 Dated 05.08.2003.
The order was shown issued under the forged signatures of then Vice Chairman Muslim Auqaf Trust. Accordingly, after conducting a Preliminary Verification, a case FIR No. 22/2012 was registered.
The investigation conducted has established the offences mentioned above against the six accused persons who have hatched criminal conspiracy with one another and thereby have been able to grab the land situated at Rangpora Zakoora belonging Waqf Board, the CB said. The land was found transferred through a fake NOC issued by the accused person, it said.
The investigation further revealed that the land was actually to be leased out but instead the Officers/ Officials of Waqf Board in connivance with the accused land brokers issued the forged order and fake NOC regarding the alienation of land and thus managed to get the land sold illegally, who happen to be the employees of Waqf Board, the CB said.