NEW DELHI: The CBI has registered three separate cases for alleged land grab in J&K in collusion with government officials, in which a secretary-ranked officer at the Centre is also under scanner, officials said on Monday.
The cases were earlier probed by the State Vigilance Organisation and the CBI has taken over the probe on the orders of the J&K HC, they said.
The cases relate to alleged land grab in Jammu and Samba districts, they said.
“…the officers/officials of revenue department of district Jammu had conferred undue benefits upon the illegal occupants of the state land by intentionally ignoring the laid down provisions of the Roshni Act & rules, thereby conferring ownership rights of the state land wrongfully to selective undeserving persons and hence inflicted huge monetary loss to the state exchequer,” CBI spokesperson RK Gaur said.
It is alleged that the land grabbing by undeserving elements defeated the purpose of Jammu & Kashmir State Lands (vesting of ownership rights to the Occupants) Act, 2001 aimed at generation of revenue for undertaking development works