Crime Branch books 6 in Wakf land grabbing case

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, July 6: The Crime Branch Kashmir today booked six persons for their involvement in grabbing the land which belonged to Wakf Board.
The CB said that it has produced a challan in a case under FIR number 22/2012 under sections 420, 468, 467, 471, 120-B RPC and 5(2) PC Act against the six accused persons before the Court of Additional District and Session Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar.
“The accused persons include Abdul Rashid Wani, son of Abdul Aziz Wani of Habbak Crossing Zakura (Controller Revenue Estates/Assistant Secretary Muslim Auqaf Trust), Mohammad Farooq Hakak @ Jan, son of Ghulam Nabi Hakak of Kadi Kadal Srinagar, Ghulam Qadir Mir, son of Mohammad Sultan Mir of Azad Basti Tower Lane Natipora, Mohammad Lateef Misger, son of Mohammad Sidiq Misger of Aali Kadal A/P Alamdar Colony Lal Bazar Srinagar and two deceased persons,” the CB said.
It said that after a written complaint received from the then Secretary Waqf Board, wherein the complainant alleged that the land measuring 6.6 Kanals, situated at Rangpora Zakoora of Wakf Board, was shown 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,” CB said.
It said that the investigation conducted has established the offences mentioned against the six accused persons who have hatched a criminal conspiracy with one another and thereby have been able to grab the land situated at Rangpora Zakoora belonging to the Wakf Board.
“The land was found transferred through a fake NOC issued by the accused person,” the CB said.
CB further said that the investigation has revealed that the land was “actually to be leased out but instead the Officers/Officials of Wakf 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 Wakf Board,” it said.

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