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CBI to soon file final report in Srinagar Defence land scam

CBI will soon file its final report in the alleged irregularities in the sale of land near the high-security Srinagar airport worth crores of rupees by the then Defence Estate Officer Ajay Chowdhury and others.



New Delhi: CBI will soon file its final report in the alleged irregularities in the sale of land near the high-security Srinagar airport worth crores of rupees by the then Defence Estate Officer Ajay Chowdhury and others.

CBI sources said here the agency has almost completed its investigation in the matter in which serious violations of rules and regulations have been observed which will be put in the final report.

Chowdhury is charged with committing gross irregularities in issuing no-objection certificates.

The sources said the report will be placed before the senior officials of the agency and a special court in the form of charge sheet or closure report depending on the advice given by the legal department.

"It is informed that the investigation is at the final stage against said official and others," CBI spokesperson Kanchan Prasad said here.

The CBI had registered the case against Chowdhury, his second-in-command Vijay Kumar and a woman officer in the same department under various sections of Jammu and Kashmir Prevention of Corruption Act and criminal conspiracy and cheating under the Ranbir Penal Code, agency sources said.

Chowdhury is a 1997-batch Defence Estates official and has been under suspension after the case was registered against him by the agency.

"CBI has not given any clearance for his reinstatement in service and has not received any such request seeking clearance to be reinstated," the spokesperson said.

According to the CBI, it was alleged that a huge area of Defence Ministry land near a sensitive zone in Srinagar was suspected to have been taken by private persons in connivance with officials of Revenue Department of Jammu and Kashmir State and Directorate General of Defence Estates (DGDE), Srinagar.

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