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Rajouri: Mafia runs Social Forestry Deptt
2/7/2017 11:04:11 PM
Early Times Report

Rajouri, Feb 7: Some officials of the Social Forestry Department in Rajouri are hand in glove with a mafia that is out there to loot the green gold.
A recent disclosure about the highhandedness in the department surfaced when it was clandestinely found that a junior Forester in-charge Ranger who joined the department in 2015 has sold a forestland illegally to another government employee, who enjoys a high élan in power corridors of the state.
It is to mention here that after joining the Rajouri department in 2015, this junior Forester laid his eye on two State Sector Campa Closures in the vicinity and found that the forestland is being utilized by Gujjars and Bakerwals to graze their cattle.
Finding the haul rich, the said officer used his 'illicit departmental powers' \'and took on the Gujjars and Bakerwals with different charges against them and frightening them to vacate the land.
The hapless Gujjars and Bakerwals finding no way to stake their claim at any forum, out of his fear, had to vacate the State Sector Campa Closures Commandment No 20/R and 21/R where they used to graze their cattle.
Immediately, the junior Forester approached a government employee having high influence in the state's power corridors and sold both the closures to him.
Watching this practice being done by the junior Forester, the people of the area approached the senior officials of the department with a complaint against the junior Forester, but got no healthy response from them.
The sources in the department revealed that the said Forester has inside links with a senior cabinet minister of the state under whose patronage he has let the hell let loose in Rajouri.
"We don't want to interfere in his work as he has strong clout in the Forest Ministry.
We often fear our transfers and postings at different places if we dare to lodge a complaint against him," said a senior official in the Social Forestry Department Rajouri.
People alleged that from senior most officers in the hierarchy of Forest Ministry, they had lodged written complaint against the junior Forester but no action was initiated from any side.
"Commissioner Secretary, Forest Department, Deputy Commissioner, Director and DFO all were sent the written complaints about the junior Forester, but none took any action against him," said some people from different villages while talking to Early Times.
The people said even the Forest Ministry was sounded with an alert over the misdoings of the junior Forester, but the ministry also failed to take any cognizance against the officer.
"We are left with only option to submit a memorandum to the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti along with the written complaints sent to all officials in the ministry to take stern action against the junior Forester besides initiating a Vigilance inquiry into the administrative set up of the Forest Ministry which ignored the people's grievances," said the people of Rajouri.
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