Jammu & Kashmir

Man allegedly sells public bathroom constructed by RDD in Anantnag

Anantnag: A public Bathroom constructed by RDD last year under 14th FC has been allegedly sold by a person in Srigufwara area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir.

Locals from Gallan Khiram in Anantnag district alleged that a local person sold a bathroom constructed by RDD last year to a person who is living in the village for the last month.

They said that the bathroom was constructed by Rural Development Department last year near the local Masjid and how can one sell public property

The person who purchased it said that he has been residing here for the last month and has purchased 10 Marla land along with this Bathroom for Rs 3, 35000.

He said that nobody told me about it as of now and if locals want to take this land, they must provide him with an alternative site

Locals demanded that the administration must investigate the matter at the earliest and take action against the person involved in it.

Meanwhile, Block Development Officer (BDO) Dachnipora Gazi Abdullah said that once he heard about this incident, he took cognizance of it and an inquiry committee has been constituted.

Anyone who will be found guilty after proper investigation, auction as per law will be initiated against him, he said.

“In view of some media reports emerging on social media, a bathroom constructed by Rural Development Department Block Dachnipora has been allegedly sold by some person,” reads an order issued by BDO in this regard.

“In this connection, a committee head by Assistant Engineer REW Sub Division Dachnipora is here by constituted to enquire into the matter. A detailed inquiry report in this regard be submitted to the office of undersigned within two days positively.”

As per order committee members include Shabir Ahmad Reshi Panchayat Inspector, Firdous Ahmad Mir Junior Engineer and Aadil Ahmad Ganie Panchayat Inspector. (KNO)


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