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“Falsehood”, Says Farooq Abdullah On Land Scam Allegations: 10 Points


“I have purchased every inch of land where my house was built,” Farooq Abdullah has stated.

Srinagar:
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has strongly denied administration’s claims that his residence in Jammu stands on illegally grabbed land. “I have purchased every inch of land where my house was built in 1998. Falsehood is being unleashed to defame me,” Mr Abdullah instructed NDTV after a listing from the administration naming encroachers was made public final night. The administration got here up with the extra record after instructions from the High Court to supply a listing of beneficiaries beneath the Roshni land scheme of 1996, which has now been scrapped. Calling it a “Rs 25,000 crore land scam”, then Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Satyapal Malik, had repealed the Roshni Act.

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  1. The record from the Jammu and Kashmir administration additionally says the headquarters of the National Conference in each Srinagar and Jammu had been legalised beneath the controversial Roshni Act. The National Conference has denied the allegations, saying it’s false and unfold with malicious intent.

  2. Denying the administration’s claims, National Conference chief Omar Abdullah stated, “Dr Farooq Abdullah has not availed of the Roshni Scheme for either his residence in Srinagar or in Jammu and anyone who says otherwise is lying. The fact that they are using sources to plant this story shows that it has no legs to stand on”.

  3. The BJP has launched a powerful assault on Farooq Abdullah, the chief of People’s Alliance which has determined to contest the native polls. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has accused Mr Abdullah of constructing his residential home in Jammu after grabbing forest land and state land.

  4. Ahead of native elections, the record of alleged land grabbers launched by the federal government has rattled political events. The record consists of the names of a number of political leaders, former bureaucrats and businessmen.

  5. In 2001, the  J&Ok legislative meeting handed the Act to offer possession rights to holders of  state land beneath the Roshni scheme. The authorities needed to boost Rs 25,000 crore to construct hydropower tasks. The successive governments amended the Act and offered the land on concessional charges.  The switch of land started in 2007.

  6. In 2018, then Governor Satya Pal Malik repealed the Roshni Act and cancelled all pending purposes. “The implementation of the scheme has been such that it has proved to be a Rs 25,000 crore scam… When I came here, the first thing I did was to end the Roshni scheme and we handed the Roshni cases to the ACB for investigation,” he stated in December final 12 months.

  7. Last month, the High Court declared J&Ok State Land (vesting of possession to the occupants) Act, generally often known as Roshni Act of 2001, as unconstitutional. The court docket additionally stated all lands given beneath it will likely be declared null.

  8. The court docket had requested the federal government to publish the names of political leaders and influential individuals who have been given land at throwaway costs and get well the land from unlawful occupiers.

  9. Earlier this month, the case was additionally handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation, which has already filed 4 separate circumstances.

  10. Last month, the Centre had notified a brand new regulation to combine the Union territory with the remainder of the nation, which permits anybody to buy city land and immovable property in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier, solely residents of Jammu and Kashmir had been allowed to buy land within the state.

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