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Government Hands over Investigation of Land Scam in Kot Bhalwal to ACB

The government handed over the investigation to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to cut down the forests around the Ksharg Road, passing through Kot Bhalwal on the outskirts of Jammu city and building a colony on 1500 Kanal land of the Revenue Department. The ACB team visited the Kot Bhalwal area for a few days and started scrutinizing the land documents. The ACB officials, in the investigation of the matter so far, found that hundreds of kanals of land have been ravaged by the land mafia by cutting the furrows of the impossible land and mountains. The SCB is investigating how the Patwari cut the furrows of the forest, revenue and impossible pits.

It is worth mentioning that Dainik Jagran had run a series on the occupation of government land in the Kot Bhalwal area, in which the facts of the collaboration of the forest, revenue and police departments were presented. After this, the Lieutenant Governor’s administration, understanding the seriousness of the matter, has handed over the investigation of this scam of crores to the ACB. Accordingly, the ACB officials have sought relevant documents from the mining department, besides senior officials of the revenue and forests, to investigate the matter.

ACB officials say that the Kot Bhalwal land scam is worth crores of rupees. It will take time to get to the bottom of it. The involvement of top officials of the Revenue Department in this scam has not been ruled out at the moment. The role of police, forest, mining and revenue departments in the land scam is also doubtful. Had begun to develop. For this, forests were cut day and night. For this, by installing heavy JCB machines, about 1500 kanals of land were cleared of the forest, and the mountain’s name was erased. Till now, the land mafia has also sold some plots. The land mafia is so clever that one plot each has already been saved for the officers of the police, revenue and forest departments so that there is no hindrance in his work. Jagran talked to the Chief Conservator of Forests, Mohit Gera and the ADGP of Jammu division Mukesh; the land mafia had stopped illegal occupation for a few days. Now he is secretly working again at night.

Those associated with the land mafia also include a patwari of the Revenue Department, who is currently attached to the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Jammu due to the ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption. ACB has a case against him for grabbing 200 kanals of the revenue department’s land in January last year. Patwari Javed Ahmed is already accused of grabbing community land.

According to the Anti-Corruption Bureau, Javed Ahmed has taken over 200 kanals of government land in the Kanger area and transferred it to his parents and wife. During the raid on Javed’s house in January, the bureau had recovered bank passbooks and documents of movable and immovable property worth crores in the family’s name. Police had also imposed PSA against land mafia Ashok Singh alias Shouki, but he was released later. An attempt was made to talk to Jammu Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg, but he could not be contacted.

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J&K govt orders transfers, postings in civil administration

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The J&K government on Thursday ordered transfers and postings in the civil administration.

As per an order issued to this effect by the General Administration Department, Syed Yasir Farooq, Assistant Commissioner

Revenue, Anantnag, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Secretary to the Government, Home Department.

Ms Shavi, Deputy District Election Officer, Udhampur is transferred and posted as Deputy Director, Handlooms, Jammu, against an available vacancy while Mohd Idrees, Project Officer, Wage Employment (ACD), Doda, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Director, District Employment and Counselling Centre, Doda, against an available vacancy.

Towfeeq Ahmad Gazi, BDO, Lar, Ganderbal, has been transferred and posted as Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Beerwah, against an available vacancy and shall also hold the additional charge of the post of Sub-Registrar, Beerwah, till further orders.

Sanjeev Sharma, Field Officer in the Directorate of Rural Sanitation, Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Secretary to the Government, Health and Medical Education Department.

Sunaina Saini, DPO, Udhampur, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Director, Hospitality and Protocol (Stores), relieving Ashima Sher of the additional charge of the post. Peerzada Farhat Ahmad, DSWO, Anantnag, has been transferred and posted as Project Officer, Wage Employment (ACD), Pulwama, against an available vacancy.

Arun Kumar Badyal, BDO, Mughal Maidan, Kishtwar is transferred and posted as Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Gandoh, relieving Mr Mohd. Ashfaq, Assistant Commissioner Panchayat, Doda of the additional charge of the post. He shall also hold the additional charge of the post of Sub-Registrar Gandoh, till further orders.

Syed Nadeem Iqbal Andrabi, BDO, Dadsara, Pulwama is transferred and posted as Deputy Director, Rural Sanitation, Kashmir, against an available vacancy.

Akhil Sadotra, BDO, Marh, has been transferred and posted as Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Akhnoor against an available vacancy. He shall also hold the additional charge of the post of Sub-Registrar, Akhnoor, till further orders.

Mumtaz Ahmad Pir, BDO, Tujjar Sharief, Baramulla has been transferred and posted as Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Baramulla and shall take over the charge of the post on the retirement of Rafiq Ahmad Lone on January 31 this year.

Reyaz Ahmad Shah, BDO, Pulwama, has been transferred and posted as Project Officer, Wage Employment (ACD), Anantnag, vice Nissar Ahmad Malik, who shall report to the General Administration Department for further posting.

Piyush Dhotra, DPO, Kathua, has been transferred and posted as General Manager, JKRTC, Jammu against an available vacancy.

Tariq Ahmad Reshi, BDO Chrar-i-Sharief, Budgam has been transferred and posted as Sub-Registrar Sopore, relieving Parvez Sajad Ganai Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sopore of the additional charge of the post.

Suheel Ahmad Lone, BDO, Pampore has been transferred and posted as Sub-Registrar Pulwama.

Shoaib Noor, BDO, Nowgam, Bandipore, has been transferred and posted as Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Anantnag.

Shakoor Ahmad Dar, BDO Keller (Shopian) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Secretary to the Government, Health and Medical Education Department.

Anshumali Sharma, DPO, Jammu, has been transferred and posted as General Manager, Medical Supplies Corporation, Jammu, against an available vacancy.

Shabir Ahmad Hakak, State Taxes Officer, Circle F, Srinagar, has been transferred and posted as Sub-Registrar, Budgam.

Syed Farooq Ahmad, BDO, Awantipore, has been transferred and posted as Project Officer, Wage Employment (ACD), Srinagar, against an available vacancy.

Bashir Ahmad Padder, State Taxes Officer, Budgam has been transferred and posted as General Manager, JKTDC, Kashmir, against an available vacancy.

Vishal Singh Parihar, Tehsildar, Khour, Jammu has been transferred and posted as Sub-Registrar Vijaypur, relieving Vinay Kumar, JKAS, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Vijaypur of the additional charge of the post.

Bashir Ahmad Bhat, BDO, Aloosa, Bandipore has been transferred and posted as Project Officer, Wage Employment (ACD), Ganderbal against an available vacancy.

Afroza Bano, BDO, Budgam, has been transferred and posted as Sub-Registrar, Ganderbal.

Maxiumn Gorkie, Assistant Director, Employment, Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Director, Rural Sanitation, Jammu.

Umesh Shan, AD Tourism, NH Batote, has been transferred and posted as Assistant Commissioner Panchayat, Reasi, against an available vacancy.

Bashir Ul Hassan, BDO, Qazigund, has been transferred and posted as Sub-Registrar, Kulgam.

Phulail Singh, BDO, Bhalla, Doda, has been transferred and posted as Project Officer, Wage Employment (ACD), Doda.

Arshad Ahmad Khan, BDO Noorkhah, has been transferred and posted as Sub-Registrar, Handwara relieving Nazir Ahmad Mir, JKAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Handwara of the additional charge of the post.

Vishav Partap Singh, BDO, Bhomag, Reasi, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Secretary to the Government, Tourism Department.

Tanveer Ahmed Tanveer, State Taxes Officer, Kupwara, has been transferred and posted as Sub Registrar, Anantnag.

Ranjeet Singh, Deputy Registrar, Cooperatives, Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Assistant Commissioner Panchayat, Udhampur against an available vacancy.

Akshaya Rajan, Tehsildar Marheen, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Director, Motor Garages, J&K.

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Dr Jitendra hosts lunch for J&K Republic Day Tableau team

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh hosted a lunch for the Jammu & Kashmir Tableau team members who had performed in the Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath in the national capital.
 
The team of artists, along with choreographers and musicians, have also been given an appointment to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.
 
The members of the team expressed their overwhelming joy at the support and encouragement offered by Dr Jitendra Singh and also the hospitality was given by him. They said, this was the first-of-its-kind experience they had gone through and they were absolutely excited about it.
 
Pertinent to mention that, unlike on several earlier occasions, this was a rare Republic Day function at Rajpath, New Delhi in which the Jammu & Kashmir Tableau was primarily dominated by culture and art of the Jammu region and the face of the Tableau displayed Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan along with other monumental projects like world’s highest Rail Bridge in Reasi and institutions like AIIMS, IIT and IIM, which have come up in the region during the recent years under the Modi Government. The background music and lyrics were also based on Jammu’s popular folk songs, “Sadha-e-Jammu”, “Sadhi Bakhri Pehchan”.
 
Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Dr Jitendra Singh said, in the last nearly eight years, a conscious effort has been made to provide equitable development and equitable attention to every region of Jammu & Kashmir. This has ignited confidence and self-esteem in every section of society and every region, he said.
 
Complimenting the members of the team for their distinguished performance, Dr Jitendra Singh said, he would like the people back home to understand the amount of effort, hard work and focussed preparation for several months, which had been put in for this performance. He also appreciated the perseverance and difficult competitive trial through which the team members had gone through forgetting their Tableau included in the Republic Day programme at the national level.
 
Dr Jitendra Singh said, very few people are aware that entry of any State or UT Tableau in a Republic Day programme at the national level has to go through different stages of competition and trial, and many States and UTs get excluded in the process and lose the opportunity to be included in the Republic Day programme. For this, he also complimented the hard work put in by the officials of the Department of Culture and consistent support rendered to them by the freelance groups engaged by them.
 
Dr Jitendra Singh had a detailed interaction with each of the members of the team individually and said they were the Cultural Ambassadors of the region. He assured each one of them of every possible support for the upgradation of their skill and performance.
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Seven fresh COVID deaths, 4,959 new cases in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded a single-day spike of 4959 new COVID-19 cases- 3565 in Kashmir and 1394 in Jammu-even as six new deaths were reported in Kashmir and one in the Jammu division in the last 24 hours.

The case tally has risen to 419731 while the death toll jumped to 4,642-2,377 in Kashmir and 2,265 in Jammu, officials said.

A total of 368432 patients have recovered from the disease so far including the 6264 in the last 24 hours.

Active cases stand at 46,657-11,591 in Jammu and 35,066 in Kashmir.

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28 Jan 2022, 12:00 PM (GMT)

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