J&K administration has released the list of beneficiaries under the Roshni Act which has been described by the J&K High Court as a Scam and has nullified the act. Many people have got possession of land in Jammu and Kashmir under the Roshni scheme and now after the direction of J&K High Court JK administration has released the list naming and shaming those who have benefitted by this government scheme.
Among those who have been named include Former Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah, Former Finance Minister of PDP Haseeb Drabu and many Congress Ministers and also many businessmen of Jammu and Kashmir.
Abdullah’s have denied the charge that they have availed this scheme and have grabbed any government land either in Jammu or in Srinagar.
“Dr Farooq Abdullah has NOT availed of the Roshni Scheme for either his residence in Srinagar or in Jammu and anyone who says otherwise is lying. The fact that they are using sources to plant this story shows that it has no legs to stand on,” Omar said.
The house of senior Abdullah was built in late 1990s for which timber was allocated from the government depots, which is issued only after furnishing all revenue records, officials in the know said.
Earlier, three former ministers, several politicians and a former bureaucrat figured in the list of beneficiaries who have availed land under now scrapped Roshni Act or encroached state land for residential or commercial purposes. These allegations and counter allegations will continue as the DDC elections are going to be held in eight phases in Jammu and Kashmir and the sudden decision of PAGD to contest these polls has certainly unnerved BJP and other parties.