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ACB Charge Sheets the then forester, then SDM Mahore, then Naib Tehsildar Arnas and then Patwari

Anti-Corruption Bureau produced Charge Sheet againstAbdul Majid Bhat the then forester, Mohd Hanief Malik, then SDM Mahore, Vijay Kumar Sharma then Naib Tehsildar Arnas and Abdul Rashid then Patwari.

Challan has been produced in Case FIR No. 20/2011 P/S ACB pertaining to the allegations that Sh. Abdul Rashid, Patwari Halqa Duga Dansal and Sh. Hanief Malik, SDM, Mahore demanded and accepted Rs.60,000/-along with other items from the complainant Shri Ghulam Nabi S/o Hussaina R/o Dansal Tehsil Mahore District Reasi and others for release of compensation amount in their favour for damage caused to the non-fruit bearing trees in their land under Khasra No. 191, 192 and 194 during the execution of work of approach road from Duga Dansal, Tehsil Mahore by Konkan Railways during the year 2006-2007 but till date no compensation has been paid to them.The above officials are further demanding Rs.1.00 lakh as bribe for release of the same.

2. Accordingly, a preliminary enquiry was conducted by Vigilance Organization now Anti-Corruption Bureau which revealed that during the year 2006-07 while executing the work of approach road at Duga Dansal, Tehsil Mahore District Reasi by Konkan Railways, damage to plants under Khasra No. 284/207 Min was caused for which Ghulam Nabi S/o Hussaina and Hussaina son of Ghamu had claimed compensation. The said land was however, found on enquiry, to be the forest land under the illegal possession of Sh. Bagh Hussain, Jamal Din, Ghulam Nabi and Farooq Ahmed sons of Hussaina.Accordingly, Case FIR No. 20/2011U/s 5 (1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K PC Act, Samvat 2006 and Sections 161, 201, 467, 468, 471, 120-B RPC was registered in Anti-Corruption Bureau against accused Sh. Abdul Rashid then Patwari Halqa Dugga Dansal, Tehsil Mahore and investigation was taken up.

3. During the course of investigation on the basis of statements of witnesses, relevant record seized in the case, FSL opinion, it has been established that then Patwari Abdul Rashid had prepared a fake assessment report regarding the plants damaged due to construction of road by Konkan Railways in favour of Sh. Hussaina S/o Ghammu, Sh. Jamal Din S/o Hussaina and Bag Hussain S/o Hussaina bearing Khasra No. 191,192, & 194, whereas the damage was caused to the forest land bearing Khasra No. 284/207 Min. Moreover, he had demanded and accepted an amount of Rs. 60,000/- and other edible items from the complainant. Naib Tehsildar Arnas, countersigned & authenticated the fake assessment report prepared by the Patwari.Moreover Abdul Majid being the employee of Forest Department and in-charge of the said forest block.He knew that the loss was caused to the forest land.He prepared the assessment report in favour above mentioned persons and facilitated the processing of fake compensation case. Mohd Hanief Malik, then SDM Mahore as supervisory officer forwarded the fake assessment report for release of compensation/payment without ascertaining the facts regarding actual damage, thereby become an instrumental in the passing of a fake compensation case.

4. After completion of investigation and other relevant formalities, the case was chargesheeted before the Special Court of Anti-Corruption for judicial determination.