Former minister & senior Congress leader Taj Mohiuddin was on Thursday booked by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the alleged multi-crore Roshni land scam.
A formal case was registered against Taj by CBI for allegedly having acquired a huge area of land under the Roshni scheme, using his political influence.
The senior politician has, however, refuted the allegations and said that he has never availed any benefits under the scheme;
Talking to news agency KDC, Taj said that he and his family has land in Jammu which they purchased way back in 1992 and has nothing to do with the scheme.
“I have never applied for regularisation of land under the scheme. This all is because of political vendetta that the ruling party is pursuing against its opponents, to draw benefits in upcoming DDC elections,” he said.
Taj also said he has not received any official information about registration of a case against him. “I came to know about these reports through social media,” he said.
Pertinently, Taj Mohiuddin had recently filed his nomination papers for the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) polls from Parenpillan constituency of Uri area in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Taj, who was a minister in PDP-Congress and NC-Congress governments between 2002 to 2014 before losing out to NC’s Muhammad Shafi Uri, is locked in electoral battle against Showkat Ali Khan of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD).
With inputs from agencies