|Revenue official, cop helping each other to occupy state land|
|Lawlessness runs high in Jammu peripheries|
Early Times Report
Jammu, Mar 20: What to say about government's claims of removing encroachments in Jammu and it's peripheries, when a pair of revenue official and police man are working 'hand-in-gloves' to occupy state land.
According to sources, two relatives, one in police department and another in revenue department have started encroaching state land in the peripheries of the Jammu city.
"The pair is working fearlessly, as they know nothing is going to harm them. They have already encroached huge piece of land between Nagrota-Jammu stretch," maintained sources, adding that though they haven't raised any structure on the land.
The land they have encroached along the national highway between Jammu-Nagrota stretch belonged to state and was under expansion plan, but due to some lack of feasibility, the plan was dropped.
"The official in revenue department, owing to his shrewd nature has made good acquaintances in respective revenue offices," said sources, adding that he digs deep into the revenue records though his known people to ascertain controversial state land.
Sources maintained that once he locates any controversial land, he along with his police relativ
reaches the spot and claims that they have been deputed by the government to take care of this land. They eventually raise structure on the land, abusing official position.
Once Revenue official locates any controversial land, he along with his police relative reaches the spot and claims that they have been deputed by the government to take care of this land. They eventually raise structure on the land by abusing their official position.
If sources are to be believed, the pair is highly influential and decide transfers of junior officers, which provides them undue support of the junior officers as well.
"The influential pair had also managed to steal large number of wooden planks, when posted in Bhaderwah," said sources.
The lawlessness created by this duo does not end here only, both of them are also allegedly involved in forging documents, releasing drug peddlers, partying in office among other things.
"The revenue official had also managed seat to his relative in one of the professional courses in Jammu district, despite low merit," sources said.
Meanwhile, sources asserted that both the officers are working under the patronage of minister.
"A minister of ruling government is backing both these officials. Not only this, he even arranges postings as per their wishes, which shows power of this duo," said sources.
They further added that both these officials have marked colonies in city outskirts and are selling them rampantly.