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PDP office is on overrun land: J&K administration

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A day after two former chief ministers, Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah, were included among the invaders of state lands, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday released a list of seven more illegal occupants of land in the district of Jammu, including the Peoples’ Democratic Party. Party (PDP).

The PDP office is located in three kanals (approximately 1,500 square meters) of illegally occupied state lands in Sunjwan village in Jammu, according to the administration, an accusation denied by party chairman Mehbooba Muft, who said the facilities had been rented.

“The PDP office of former Prime Minister Mehbooba Mufti is located in three invaded kanales on state land in Sunjwan. It is suspected that the land was invaded when Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was the prime minister, ”said an official who requested anonymity.

Mehbooba Mufti reacted scathingly. “The Godi Gang’s desperation to please their masters without verifying the facts is evident,” he wrote in a post on Twitter, using a mocking term for supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Otherwise, they would know that the PDP office in both Srinagar and Jammu is rented accommodation and is NOT owned by the party. It is a shame for this Godi Gang for deceiving people. “

Repeated calls and messages sent to the head of the PDP received no response.

PDP leader Talib Choudhary is also among the alleged invaders of two land khanales in Channi Rama under his occupation. The names of former Police Superintendent Mirza Rasheed, businessman Haji Sultan Ali, the relative of former Congressional Minister Aijaz Khan Zehan Din, and former Inspector General of Police Nisar Ali were on the list.

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The Jammu and Kashmir administration is making public the names of the alleged beneficiaries of a two-decade-old law, now repealed, called the Roshni Law, which allowed people to acquire property rights to the land they had illegally occupied by paying for it. It also names those who are still in illegal possession of state land.

“We are loading the list of beneficiaries and usurpers. It will take some time, ”said Jammu Division Commissioner Sanjeev Verma. When asked if the alleged invaders would be evicted from state lands, he said: “Anything that is required will be done in accordance with the law.”

Hindustan Times

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