Press "Enter" to skip to content

CB Jammu files chargesheet against land grabbers, 2 dead revenue officials

Last Updated on December 6, 2021 at 3:58 pm

Crime Branch Jammu has produced charge-sheet against land grabbers and revenue officials, who have already died, for impersonation and fraud.

A charge-sheet was filed in case FIR No. 20/2010 U/S 420, 467, 468, 471, 120-B, RPC, 5(2) PC Act against accused Gurmukh Singh, Romesh Chander, Tara Chand (now expired) then Patwari Halqa Sunjwan and  Aslam Din (Now Expired) then Naib Tehsildar Bahu for their involvement in grabbing  1 kanal 10 Marlas land at Sunjwan  belonging to the complainant after hatching a criminal conspiracy and managing fictitious Fard-e- Intikhab to grab the land by way of  impersonation.

The charge-sheet has been produced in the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu for judicial determination.

A written complaint was lodged by one Bal Krishan Dutta S/o Ludermani Dutta R/o Resham Ghar Colony, Jammu in Crime Branch, wherein the complainant had alleged that he is the owner of land measuring 1 kanal 10 marlas under khasra No. 654 and 656 min situated at Sunjwan and he had applied several times before the Revenue authorities for demarcation of said land which was not demarcated by the concerned revenue officials because of vested interest of some land grabbers who wanted to grab the said land in connivance with revenue officials.

On receipt of this complaint, a preliminary verification was initiated by Crime Branch, Jammu and the allegations levelled were prima-facie substantiated which led to registration of the instant case.

During the course of investigation, record pertaining to the land in question was obtained from revenue department; statements of witnesses were recorded u/s 161/164-ACr.PC. The original copy of sale deed of dated 12th of Oct. 2004 was obtained from concerned court and seized in the case. 

“Therefore, the evidence collected during the course of investigation reveals that Gurmukh Singh and Romesh Chander in connivance with the then Patwari Halqa Sunjwah Tara Chand and the then Naib Tehsildar, Aslam Din managed fake/fictitious Fard-e- Intikhab, while Romesh Chander impersonated himself as Bal krishan Dutta (Complainant) before the Court.  Both the accused persons misled the Court and prepared a fake sale deed in the name of Gurmukh Singh.  Since accused Gurmukh Singh is absconding ever since the registration of the case, as such the charge-sheet has been produced against him u/s 512 CrPC” said an official spokesperson.