THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered two cases on the directions of the Kerala High Court in WP(C) No.19431/2013 and WP ©/ No. 19462/2013, relating to alleged multi-crore land fraud at Kochi and Trivandrum (Kerala).
According to press note issued by CBI headquarter Delhi, the first case was registered on April 24 under sections 468, 471, 511 and 420 of IPC 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 crore. The subject case was initially registered on August 17, 2013 at Kalamassery police station under sections 468, 471, 511 and 420 of IPC 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 and 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 crore.
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 was subsequently investigated by CB CID, EOW-II, Kottayam (Kerala).
The second case was registered on April 24, 2014 under sections 120 B r/w 420, 465, 468 & 471 of IPC and under sections 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of PC Act, 1988 against 27 accused persons including certain Revenue and 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 by fabricating and 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 and ownership.
Further investigation in both the cases are continuing.