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Roshni review

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There is a complete scale down from the administration as they have quietly filed a review petition recently in the J&K high court after the orders from the court nullifying Roshni act and calling for retrieving the land from the occupants.

The review petition says that there are apprehensions that the High Court verdict may lead to an unintended roving inquiry by the CBI, which may go on endlessly without generating the results sought by the high court.

The review petition says the court’s intent was to identify the wealthy and influential individuals who manipulated the system to obtain benefits under the Roshni Act and encroached upon the public lands.

The High Court through a judgment on October 9, 2020, made all the transfers of land under the law as illegal, declared the controversial Roshni Act “unconstitutional” and directed that investigation into the land allotment scheme under it be transferred to the CBI for investigation.

CBI is already investigating the matter and have filed some FIR’s also and the fresh prayers before the court by the administration that the CBI may endlessly delay the matter without fixing the responsibility has brought a question mark even on the efficiency of the organization.

While the review petition is before the JK high court, BJP leaders especially its central ministers have started a tirade against Abdullah’s and Mufti’s accusing them of committing a biggest land scam of the country.  In such an atmosphere, it would be very interesting for the political watchers to see what would be the fresh directions from the court on the review petition filed by the administration of Jammu and Kashmir.

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