Kashmir Indepth

CBK  produces challan against six for allegedly grabbing Wakf land


Srinagar July 6 (KINS ): The Crime Branch Kashmir Tuesday produced challan against six persons including two deceased for allegedly grabbing 6.6 kanals of land belonging to the J&K Wakf Board through fabricated signatures.


A CBK handout said that the challan in Case FIR No. 22/2012 U/S 420,468,467,471,120-B RPC & 5(2) PC Act against the accused before the Court of Additional District and Session Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar.


As per a written complaint with CBK by the then Secretary WAQF Board, the accused Abdul Rashid Wani, then Controller Revenue Estates/ Assistant Secretary Muslim Auqaf Trust, son of Abdul Aziz Wani, resident of Habbak Crossing Zakura, 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, apn of Mohammad Sidiq Misger, a resident of Aali Kadal A/P Alamdar Colony Lal Bazar Srinagar besides two other deceased persons had alienated 6.6 kanals of land situated at Rangpora Zakoora of Waqf Board 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, the complainant said.

Accordingly after conducting a preliminary verification, a case FIR No. 22/2012 was registered, the CBK said adding the investigation conducted has established the offences mentioned above against the six accused persons who it said “have hatched criminal conspiracy with one another and thereby have been able to grab the land situated at Rangpora Zakoora belonging WAQF Board”.

The land was found transferred through a fake NOC issued by the accused person, the CBK said.

It further said that the investigation has 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”.( KINS)

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