Bijnor: A local court here has sentenced
three government officials to seven years rigorous
imprisonment for their alleged involvement in a land scam
Additional session judge Mitra Pal Singh held the
three officials- Lekhpal of revenue department, Ameen Mahmood
Ahmad of irrigation department and assistant registrar Ghasita
Singh guilty of conspiring to create a fake village named Rani
Nangal on government land in Nagina Tehsil about 10 years back
and awarded them seven years rigorous imprisonment,
prosecution sources said here on Tuesday.
The court also imposed a total penalty of Rs 90,000 on
them, they said.
The trio received huge amount of money from people by
making land deeds in their names and selling of trees and for
this they even forged the signatures of senior officers,
including the then executive engineer of the Irrigation
Department, the sources said.
After receiving complaints, the then district
magistrate had constituted a five-member enquiry committee in
April 2002 to probe into the matter.
The committee in its report substantiated the charges
against the three officials, they added.