CBI conducts raids in Srinagar in connection with Roshni land scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday carried out raids in Srinagar, Jammu and Delhi in connection with the Roshni land allotment scam.

Sources said the CBI carried out raids for illegal allotment of 7 kanals and 7 marlas of land at a prime location in Srinagar at throwaway price to the beneficiary.

Sources said these raids were carried out at the premises of two former divisional commissioners of Kashmir, the then deputy commissioner, Srinagar, the then assistant commissioner, Nazool, Srinagar, the then tehsildar, Srinagar, and the premises of the beneficiary.

“Incriminating documents including allotment papers, Rs 2 lakh cash, fixed deposit receipts of Rs 25 lakh and keys of nine bank lockers have also been seized during the raid.

“To pass on illegal benefits to the beneficiary, the category of the land was also changed so as to justify the lower rate charged for these 7 kanals and 7 marlas,” sources said.