Jammu, Sep 15: The sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation, Jammu on Tuesday morning raided the residence of former Member Parliament and Minister Choudhary Lal Singh in Educational Trust Case.
Sources in Jammu CBI here told UNI that the team led by senior officers, raided the residence of former MP in Ward Number 2 of Kathua, adding, “the records and other documents were scrutinised and some incriminating material was also seized.”
“A case has been registered against RB Educational Trust (through its Chairperson) and others including the then DC Kathua, the then revenue officials including Tehsildar, Naib Tehsildar, Girdawar, Patwari,” they said and added that some unknown persons, whi facilitated the trust in possessing land much beyond the ceiling limit and submission of false affidavit in support of the trust, causing loss to the State exchequer, are also on radar.
Searches were conducted at total 10 locations (3 in Jammu 7 at Kathua) including at RB Education Trust, residence of its chairperson and other accused persons, they said.
“Two Deputy Commissioners are also under scanner and they will soon be in CBI net in connection to this case,” said the official sources.
Pertinent, teams have already been formed in land allotment to educational trust case to trace some documents related to the allotment, which is being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
An official said that the move comes as some of the documents, requested for examination by the central probe agency, were allegedly found missing.
The CBI had registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) against R B Educational Trust of Kathua and unidentified public servants to probe allegations of illegal gratification and extraneous consideration by revenue and forest officials of Kathua for allowing sale and purchase of forest land, the officials said.
The trust, run by former Jammu and Kashmir Minister Lal Singh, has a school, B.Ed and nursing colleges on the land.
Singh had last year quit the BJP and floated the Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan (DSS).