Wednesday, January 29, 2020

18 crore Stamp duties scam

TSL News Network

Jammu, Jan 17: On the outcome of verification conducted by Anti-Corruption Bureau Kashmir, it surfaced that erstwhile Tehsildar North, Shri Mohammad Bashir  used to induce public to seek mutation of their land  on the basis of Hibba Zabani (oral gift) to avoid stamp duties  which are levied by the  government on registration of sale deeds before the  competent Court /Sub Registrar.

Accused in conspiracy with  others have attested (1292)  number of mutations  on the basis of  oral gifts  in respect of land measuring  1787 Kanals 07 Marlas  during  his tenure in 2011-12 in his jurisdiction as Tehsildar North Srinagar. Thus have succeed in  conferment  of huge  pecuniary  advantage upon the parties as well as himself and subsequently loss amounting to Rs. 18,87,73,485.50/- to the  state exchequer which was otherwise to be paid as stamp  duty by the parties at the time of registration/execution of sale deeds.

Therefore, the facts disclosed during  probe constitute commission of offence by Shri Mohammad Bashir Rather and others U/S 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act, Svt 2006 r/w 120-B RPC, accordingly FIR No.02/2019 is registered in P/S ACB Kashmir and further  investigation is on .

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