Jammu & Kashmir
Admin evicts Gujjar families from ‘migrant property’ in south Kashmir’s Pulwama
‘Single bench had passed order in favour of Gujjars but double bench ordered possession of the land without any delay’
Shopian: Authorities on Tuesday evicted Gujjar families from ‘migrant property’ allegedly belonging to a Kashmir Pandit in Ramnagri area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Along with the police perosnnel, the Revenue team took possesion of the land comprising over 11 Kanals in Shopian.
Sources said that a Revenue team led by Naib Tehsildar Kanjiullar Ghulam Nabi of Shopian, under police protection emerged in Ramnagri village of Shopian for land acquisition. The land allegedly belongs to Kashmiri migrant Pandit Triloki Nath.
They said that as the Revenue team tried to take possession of the land, the four brothers in occupation of the land showed resistance, however, after some time, they gave up and the possession of the land was taken by the Revenue team.
The ‘Numberdar’ of the village was made caretaker of the said acquired land for the time being.
Local sources said that the four brothers under whose occupation the land was are the actual resident of Rajouri and presently they are living at Ramnagri Shopian.
When contacted, an official said that they were implementing the court orders. “The double bench had directed DC Shopian to implement the order and take possession of this migrant property,” he said.
Local sources said that the matter is subjudice before the High Court. They said that a single bench had passed an order in favour of the four brothers who were occupying the land, however, the double bench recently ordered that land should be taken into possession without any delay. (KNT)
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