Land record sought in scam near Srinagar airport
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2011, 20:04
  
Srinagar: After registering a Prelimnary Enquiry (PE) into rpt into alleged land scam around high-security Srinagar airport, CBI has sought details of land records from Jammu and Kashmir revenue department as well as from Indian Air Force.

Besides the CBI probe, the state revenue department has also initiated an inter-departmental probe to fix responsibilities if anyone was found guilty of giving No Objection Certificate to private builders, official sources said.

CBI had recently registered a PE against unnamed officials of Defence Ministry and revenue personnel of Jammu and Kashmir government for alleged irregularities in the sale of land near the airport.

A team of the agency sought revenue records from the Deputy Commissioner of Budgam besides checking the records available with the Directorate General of Defence Estates office, the sources said.

Defence Ministry initiated a probe into the sanction of No Objection Certificate (NoC) for sale of land to private persons around the airport after Indian Air Force complained of construction around the area, one of the strategic installations in the Kashmir Valley.

The Deputy Commissioner of Budgam was also holding an in-house probe following instructions from state Revenue Minister Raman Bhalla, the sources said.

They said the Minister had given clear instructions to the department for extending all cooperation to the CBI team. The sources said the CBI team had visited the site around the airport.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, December 06, 2011, 20:04


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