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Officials said, the officials of the revenue department of Jammu district deliberately ignored the provisions of the Illumination Act and benefited the illegal occupiers. CBI spokesperson RK Gaur said that in one such case, the revenue department officials wrongly handed over the ownership rights of the state land to some ineligible persons, causing huge losses to the state exchequer. The second case relates to a businessman from Gandhinagar and unknown officials of the revenue department of the Jammu Development Authority. Revenue officials of Jammu district, along with the businessman, formed a criminal conspiracy and handed over the ownership rights to the land in Dili Tehsil village.
The third case relates to the land in Samba district in which the revenue officials willfully violated the provisions of the Illumination Act by illegally occupying the state's land and earning it improperly. The investigation found many such cases in which ownership rights were given to the land of the state to such ineligible persons whose names were not recorded in the records of the revenue department.
This is the case
It is alleged that some unqualified people took over the land, abolishing the motive of the Jammu and Kashmir State Land (Violation of Ownership Rights of Owners) Act, 2001 for revenue enhancement and development work. It is also alleged that under criminal conspiracy these people illegally regularized the state land without registering it in the revenue record and issued a No Objection Certificate (NOC) in favor of the unqualified people to build commercial buildings on the land.
Senior IAS officer also under investigation
According to CBI officials, the Central level secretary and senior IAS officer and an officer of the union power department are also under investigation in the matter.
Price not even fixed
It has been found in the CBI investigation that according to the Roshni law, the pricing of these lands was not decided by the pricing committee. Many such cases were also found, whose amount was not deposited in the government treasury. Due to this, the exchequer suffered heavy losses.