CBI REGISTERS TWO CASES AGAINST OFFICIALS OF REVENUE DEPARTMENT OF JHARKHAND & OTHERS RELATING TO DEOGHAR LAND SCAM AND CONDUCTS SEARCHES.

Press Release
New Delhi , 02.07.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered two cases u/s 120-B r/w 201, 109, 423, 424, 467, 468, 469, 471, 477-A, 419, 420, 409, 506, of IPC, Section 13(2) r/w 13(1) (d) of PC Act, 1988, Section 53 of Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act and Section 25A of Santhal Pargana Regulation-II 1886, against the then Circle Officer, Deoghar & 25 others and against the then Deputy Collector-cum-I/c Sub-Registrar, Dumka & 37 others respectively on the request of Jharkhand State & further notification from Govt. of India.

 

            It is alleged that the accused officials of Record Section, Circle Office, District Sub-Registrar of Deoghar Circle and Mohanpur Circle entered into criminal conspiracy during the year 2000-2011 with land mafias and others with an intention to cheat & defraud Govt. of Jharkhand. In pursuance of said criminal conspiracy, the accused persons resorted to forgery, used forged documents as genuine, falsified government records and illegally sold and transferred non-transferrable/gair majurwa (Govt. land) by adopting illegal & deceitful means. The accused persons, in furtherance of said criminal conspiracy, dishonestly & fraudulently substituted false and fake sale certificates in respect of non-transferrable/ gair majurwa (Govt. land) by replacing the original sale certificates. The accused cheated & caused huge wrongful loss to Govt. of Jharkhand and corresponding wrongful gain to themselves.

 

            Searches were conducted at 52 premises of accused persons situated at 11 district places (Deoghar, Dumka, Sahebganj, Jamshedpur, Chatra, Latehar, Koderma, Palamu, Ranchi, Dhanbad & Patna) of Jharkhand and Bihar on 29.06.2012. Several incriminating documents/records were seized during the searches. Recovery/Seizure includes documents/articles related to possession of huge assets i.e. Gold Biscuits worth Rs. 2.80 lakhs (approx.); papers showing banks balances of Rs. 14 lakh (approx.) & papers relating to acquisition of duplex house at Ranchi etc from the premise of a Dy. Chief Executive Officer of Dhanbad Municipal Corporation (the then Circle Officer, Deoghar); papers showing FD/PPF of Rs. 12 lakhs (approx.) & 3 storey house at Deoghar from the premises of the then Executive Magistrate, Deoghar and papers related to purchase of land at Silli (Ranchi) from the premises of Distt. Welfare Officer, Chatra (the then Dy. Collector cum I/c Sub-Registrar, Dumka)

 

            Further investigation is continuing.

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