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20 illegal mutations cancelled in Jammu, 4 revenue officials suspended

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

As many as 20 'illegal' mutation certificates of state land spanning 32 acres have been cancelled in and four 'erring' revenue officials, including a tehsildar, were suspended, an said on Sunday.

Following several public complaints regarding illegal mutations on the outskirts of the city, a committee was constituted recently to enquire the matter, the said. Based on the committee's report, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, passed the cancellation order, he added.

The committee found 20 illegal mutations to be attested measuring over 256 kanals (32 acres) in Nagrota, Sitni, Khanpur, Jagti, Bamyal, Dung and Marh villages from August 2016 to February 2018, the said.

The committee further noted that the revenue records were tampered with to facilitate the mutations on state land, the said.

The mutations were attested by Nagrota and three Patwaries-- Riaz Ahmed, and All of them were suspended with immediate effect, the said.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 13:15 IST