Press Release
New Delhi , 29.04.2014

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered two cases on the directions of the Kerala High Court in WP(C) No.19431/2013 and WP(C)/ No. 19462/2013, relating to alleged multi-crore land fraud at Kochi and Trivandrum (Kerala).


            The first case was registered U/s 468, 471,511 & 420 of IPC on 24.4.2014 against then two officials of Revenue Department and three private persons on the allegations that the accused persons were indulged in land grabbing, cheating, forgery etc to the tune of Rs. 25 Crores (approx). The subject case was initially registered at Kalamassery Police Station u/s 468,471,511 & 420 of IPC on 17.8.2013 on the basis of a complaint received from a private person. It was alleged that the accused persons criminally conspired each other and prepared false forged & fabricated documents of the properties of Complainant’s family with an intention to misappropriate his ancestral land measuring 116 cents at Pathadipalam, Thrikkakara North village, Ernakulam (Kerala) to the cost of Rs. 25 crores (approx). The Complainant further alleged that his family was having enmity with the said accused persons and number of civil/ criminal cases were pending in various courts and police station. The case were subsequently investigated by CB CID, EOW-II, Kottayam (Kerala).


            The second case was registered U/s 120 B r/w 420, 465, 468 & 471 of IPC and U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of PC Act, 1988 on 24.4.2014 against 27 accused persons including certain Revenue & other Government Officials and Private Persons . This case was initially inquired into by Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) and they had submitted a report before the Hon’ble High Court.


            It has been alleged in the FIR that the accused persons had conspired to grab private land in Kadakampally village measuring about 44 acres at a cost of Rs. 450 crores (approx) by fabricating & manipulating revenue records of Kadakampally village (kerala). The accused persons allegedly entered into illegal transactions including mutations in the records of the village office and thereby deprived the legal title holders of the land of their possession & ownership.


            Further investigation in both the cases are continuing.