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JK police book nine in connection with land scam

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The vigilance department has registered a case againt nine people, including a former secretary and members of a run by the earstwhile royal Dogra family, in connection with a multi- crore land scam, officials said today.

The department found that the Dharmarth used a forged report and leasedout a 75-acre land to seven private businessmen at a cost of Rs 2.90 crore.

A case has been registered against Sachin Dev Singh, then assistant commissioner revenue, Jammu, other officials of the department and members of the Dharmarth

They have been charged for corruption, forgery and criminal conspiracy, an official spokesman said.

Vigilance department officials carried out searches at several locations in Jammu and Rajouri and seized documents related to the case, the spokesman said.

Run by the erstwhile royal Dogra family, the Trust was founded in 1846 by Maharaja to maintain temples and other properties associated with them in Kashmir, Jammu, Himachal Pardesh, Haridwar and Varanasi.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 15:22 IST