Jammu: Alleging that 200-acre near IAF
station in Budgam has been grabbed by private parties in
connivance with government officials, the BJP today demanded
the CAG and the Ministry of Defence probe into the matter.
"It is the biggest defence land scam by the private
persons in connivance with defence and state government
officials in grabbing of 200 acre of land near IAF station in
Budgam district," BJP national secretary Kirit Somaiya told
Releasing an eight-page document regarding alleged land
scam, he said two private players connived with defence and
revenue officials in transferring the plots to 61 people in
The land grabbing and its illegal transfer had taken
place between 2006 and 2010, he said, adding that No
Objection Certificates (NOCs) were "silently" issued for the
purpose by revenue officials.
He demanded independent probes by the panels of CAG and
MoD into the issue. "CAG and MoD should setup high-level
probe teams, depute them to Srinagar and conduct probe,"
The BJP leader demanded Chief Minister Omar Abdullah
direct the Deputy Commissioners in all the districts to help
armed forces in the land grabbing matter.
He said that state government should immediately scrap
the revenue records, "illegally prepared by the land grabbers"
and also order a high level probe to punish the guilty.
In view of proximity of the area with IAF station, he
expressed that it would pose security threat.
A high-level BJP team will visit the spot and would hold
talks with the officials of defence forces and the district
administration in this regard, he said.