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    What ‘Roshni’ could do when “Dark is the nation and insane the king”.


    What ‘Roshni' could do when “Dark is the nation and insane the king”.

    Names of State Land Grabbers -II

    NL Desk

    Proverb “Andheri Nagari Chaupat Raja” proves befitting in the context of our State where all logics fail. We feel proud of having special schemes, proposals even laws that eulogise and reward for indulging in corruption, regionalism, separatism and communalism.

    When Ghulam Nabi Azad, the then Chief Minister brought an idea of rewarding all those bigwigs for grabbing state land in the state, he knew that he was creating a ‘Black-hole' that would swallow the entire artificial ‘Roshni.'

    The scheme and its operation in the state landed it into a long-drawn controversy which has been going more complex and confused with every passing day.

    The Northlines has, in its possession, a long list of test cases examined and audited by the CAG units that contains many big names of top political figures in and out of government, serving and retired bureaucrats, top businessmen who possessed the state land and availed huge incentive worth crores of rupees on their act of grabbing state land.

    In our first list of names published on Jan 17th , a few noticeable names were of noted businessman and politician Mr. KK Amla who got an incentive of Rs. 8,52,19,991 on regularisation of 11 Kanal of state land, Congress Party owned Khidmat Trust an incentive of Rs.7,58,10,119 on 7 kanal 15 marlas of prime land at Bund in Srinagar posh area, Conference owned Nawa-i-Subah Trust was rewarded with Rs. 4,04,70,000 over regularization of 3 kanal 16 marlas of prime land at Zero Bridge and a famous Hotelier Mr. Mustaq Ahmad Chaya, an incentive of Rs. 3,34,82,848 for getting entitlement of 5 kanal and 8 marlas at Posh Gogji Bagh area and many more.

    We are reproducing the 2nd instalment next four pages of the list for the information of our readers and for all those for whom it would serve as a grim reminder to act in public interest.

    The state Government open admission on the floor of the house had hit a final nail in the coffin, when it expressed its inability to probe nearly 80,000 cases both already disposed and pending with the scandal-ridden Revenue Department.

    The Roshni Scheme stands challenged before the JK High Court without much progress due to non-cooperative attitude of the District Administration. Further the scheme being already under scrutiny of Public Accounts Committee of Legislature and progressing too at snail's pace indicates that people will have to wait at least till 2022 to know about the truth.    (To be continued)


    The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

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