Tuesday, August 3

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BJP targets Congress, NC leaders over Roshni scam in J&K
National News, State News

BJP targets Congress, NC leaders over Roshni scam in J&K

New Delhi: Accusing Congress and National Conference leaders of encroaching large tracts of government and forest land in Jammu and Kashmir, senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday demanded a thorough probe into the alleged ‘Roshni scam’. He said that names of several top politicians, including NC leader Farooq Abdullah and former state ministers from the Congress and the NC have come to the fore for allegedly benefiting from the Roshni Act, which has since been struck down by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The Jammu and Kashmir State Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001 is also known as the Roshni Act. “There was a conscious loot by powerful people of forest land and getting benefits under the Roshni Act, which has been...
Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah’s name present in the list of Roshni Act
State News

Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah’s name present in the list of Roshni Act

SRINAGAR: Member Parliament Srinagar and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah’s names have surfaced in the list of beneficiaries of Roshni Act. Jammu and Kashmir administration has made public names of people, including politicians and bureaucrats, who were beneficiaries of the scheme. The administration of the union territory as directed by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to make public land given under the controversial Roshni land scheme, since scrapped by a court, came out with the list of beneficiaries. On Tuesday, it came out with a list of those who had allegedly encroached land other than those given under the scheme. As per the details of state land (physically encroached but not shown in revenue records), uploaded on the websit...