Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chargesheet against land grabbers

Crime Branch today filed chargesheet in a court against six persons in a case of alleged encroachment and subsequent illegal change of land records in Samba district.

Official reports said that chargesheet was filed in the court of Anti-Corruption Judge by the Crime Branch, in case FIR number 50 of 2007 under section 447-A, 466, 468 and 120-B RPC read with section 5(2) PC Act Svt 2006.

Chargesheet has been filed against Narinder Singh son of Abhay Singh and his brother Pritam Singh, Pramod Singh son of Teja Singh, Ashok Singh son of Durga Singh of  Birpur all residents of Birpur (Samba) and Jamal Din son of Rukam Din of House number 74 Ward number l, Bari Brahmana the then Girdawar Halqa Birpur (now retired) today.

On April 24, 2007, the police forwarded a written complaint filed by Bishan Singh Jamwal son of Thakur Sharda Singh of 327/D Lower Shiv Nagar near A.G’s office, Jammu, to the Crime Branch in Jammu.

The complainant alleged that Narinder Singh along with his associates in connivance with Patwari and other revenue officials started the encroachment and clandestine sale of government land. They also constructed a shed, fencing in government land and engaged labour for doing reclamation of 300 kanals of land under Khasra number 579 at Pratapkote in village Birpur, Samba and in the periphery of the said land, there exists about 94 kanals of state land.

The complainant also alleged that Narinder Singh one of the co-sharers of private land falling under Khasra number 579 by manipulating Fard in with the connivance of Patwari showed his possession of the state land. On this, a case was registered.

During the course of investigation, revenue records as well as report of Patwari concerned and Tehsildar JDA was obtained and seized. Statements of prosecution witnesses were recorded under section 161 CrPC.

From perusal of seized records and investigation conducted, it was found that illegal entries of land measuring 215 kanal of state land adjacent to Khasra number 579 were made illegally by the then Girdawar Jamal Din on the name of the accused persons which they managed in connivance with the Girdawar Halqa Birpur, the chargesheet said.

The revenue official had facilitated the encroachment on the state land by abusing his official position thereby causing loss to the state exchequer, said the chargesheet.The next date of hearing in the case has been fixed for May 9.

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