CHITRAL: A patwari was terminated and a tehsildar of land settlement department demoted for tampering with land record and divulging details of land documents to people without approval of the competent authority.

A source told this correspondent that tehsildar Ihasanullah and patwari Qadir.

A man were found involved in fabricating a document about proprietorship of a piece of land in Chitral town where a big hotel was being built.

He said the piece of land had been sold thrice and its possession delivered before it was bought by the present owner who possessed valid documents of its ownership.

However, another party contested it on the basis of documents provided by the two officials keeping the settlement officer in dark about it.

The source said that the officer came to know about the case only when a local court gave stay order against the ongoing work on the site.

He said that an inquiry had also been ordered against the tehsildar in several other identical cases on the complaint of aggrieved people who alleged land record tampering.

Published in Dawn, January 7th, 2021

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