Srinagar, Nov 24: Jammu Kashmir Government has made the names of beneficiaries under Roshni Scheme public on Tuesday.
A government official said that list of benefeciaries was made public on the directions of court of law.
The names of big fish are lined to the Rs 25,000-crore Roshni land scam in Jammu and Kashmir. Most of the beneficiaries are believed to be politicians, bureaucrats and some top Businessmen.
This multi-crore scam as per KNT is presently being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation that has already registered formal cases against the Revenue Department officials and others in the Srinagar city taking the total number of cases to seven so far.
Pertinently, last month in October, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court had declared the Roshni Act “unconstitutional” and directed that investigation into the land allotment scheme under it be transferred to the CBI.
The CAG report estimated that against the targeted Rs 25,000 crore, only Rs 76 crore had been realized from the transfer of land into private ownership.
Meanwhile, former Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister and incumbent Member Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah called the investigation into Roshni ‘Scam’ as a ploy to bring those politicians into submission who differ with the ideology of the party at the helm of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir.
“It is a tactics to pressurize us. They want to scare us but we will not give in. I have not purchased a single inch of land under Roshni Act, neither in Jammu nor in Kashmir. Those who spread lies are our enemies and they want those who fight for the rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir should get united and take on their political rivals,” Farooq Abdullah said over phone. (KNT)