FIR registered against Tehsildar for misusing his authority

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Srinagar, Jan 17: On the outcome of verification conducted by Anti-Corruption Bureau Kashmir, it surfaced that erstwhile Tehsildar North, Mohammad Bashir used to induce public to seek mutation of their land on the basis of Hibba Zabani (oral gift) to avoid stamp duties which are levied by the government on registration of sale deeds before the competent Court /Sub Registrar. Accused in conspiracy with others have attested (1292) number of mutations on the basis of oral gifts in respect of land measuring 1787 Kanals 07 Marlas during his tenure in 2011-12 in his jurisdiction as Tehsildar North Srinagar. Thus have succeed in conferment of huge pecuniary advantage upon the parties as well as himself and subsequently loss amounting to Rs. 18,87,73,485.50/- to the state exchequer which was otherwise to be paid as stamp duty by the parties at the time of registration/execution of sale deeds.
Therefore, the facts disclosed during probe constitute commission of offence by Mohammad Bashir Rather and others U/S 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act, Svt 2006 r/w 120-B RPC, accordingly FIR No.02/2019 is registered in P/S ACB Kashmir and further investigation is on.