Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah has been named within the Roshni land rip-off. Based on particulars obtainable, Farooq illegally acquired seven Kanal land (605 sq. yards) of presidency land within the 90s.
Again in 1998, Farooq in Sunjwan of Jammu had bought three Kanal land. However he took possession of seven Kanal land within the close by forest space. The market worth of the stated land is estimated to be round Rs 10 crore. Additionally, land to arrange the Nationwide Convention’s workplace in Jammu and Srinagar was acquired underneath the Roshni Act.
Based on the Income division, it isn’t solely about buying land, but in addition concerning the misrepresentation of information and fraud.
In the meantime, the Jammu divisional commissioner in a 3rd advisory has directed deputy commissioners to cancel all mutations of land transferred underneath the Roshni scheme and submit particulars.
The Roshni scheme initially envisaged conferment of proprietary rights of round 20.55 lakh kanals of land (1,2,50 hectares) to occupants of which 15.85 per cent of land was accredited for vesting of possession rights. However in opposition to the anticipated income from such occupants, the income truly generated was meagre, thereby failing to understand the target of the scheme.
The scheme was repealed on November 28, 2018 by then Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik.