Jammu and Kashmir: Congress chief in hassle over home ‘built on state land’

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By: Express News Service | Jammu |

December 3, 2020 1:16:09 am

The petition identified {that a} division bench had earlier declared the Roshni Act as void ab initio and directed the CBI to analyze ‘this loot of prime JDA land’.Senior Congress chief and former Jammu and Kashmir income minister Raman Bhalla appears to be in hassle over his palatial home constructed allegedly on state land.
Justice Javed Iqbal Wani of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has on Wednesday directed the court docket’s registry to checklist earlier than the division bench a writ petition highlighting the development of the home at village Deeli (Marble Market).
When the petition got here up for listening to, Sheikh Shakeel, advocate for the petitioner Prof S Ok Bhalla, submitted that the then income minister had constructed an enormous home on a portion of state land bearing Khasra No. 781. More than 154 kanals of land below that Khasra quantity was transferred by the then state authorities to Jammu Development Authority in 2004, however the JDA and income authorities intentionally allowed that portion of prime land, price crores of rupees, to be encroached upon by land mafia, he added.
The petition identified {that a} division bench had earlier declared the Roshni Act as void ab initio and directed the CBI to analyze “this loot of prime JDA land”.
After contemplating the submissions of advocate Shakeel, Justice Wani directed the registry to checklist this petition accordingly after verifying the details from the information.
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