New Delhi, Dec 10: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere in the appeals in connection with the multi-crore Roshni land scam till the Jammu and Kashmir High Court decides the review petition filed against it’s October 9 order on the scam.
The apex court bench, comprising Justices NV Ramana, Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose, was hearing pleas against the JK High Court order of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged scam.
The bench observed that various review petitions were already pending before the HC and parallel proceedings on the same matter cannot be entertained now.
‘Let the review be decided by the JK High Court on December 21,’ it added.
The Court also adjourned the case to be heard in the final week of January, 2021.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the J&K Union Territory, assured that no coercive action will be taken against the appellants, during the time period.
The land grab happened over several decades in Jammu and Kashmir, but it was validated between 2001 and 2007.
Earlier, the Jammu and Kashmir administration had sought a review of the October 9 HC judgement, which had declared the 2001 J&K State Land (Vesting of Ownership to Occupants) Act (Roshni Act) null and void.