Jammu & Kashmir

Estates Dept seals quarters of NC leader, vice president MC Bijbehara

Govt housing colony Khanabal. [Photo: Facebook]

Anantnag: The Estates Department accompanied by Tehsildar Anantnag, sealed the quarters of senior National Conference (NC) leader Peerzada Hamid and Vice President of Municipal Committee (MC) Bijbehara, Peerzada Musharaf, at Anantnag Housing Colony Khanabal on Thursday evening.

“The sealing of the quarters has taken place after the two leaders were served notices by the Estates Department in, asking them to vacate the quarters within 15 days,” sources said.

Sources said the two leaders have been living in the government quarters for many years. The occupants accused the government of targeting them for their political affiliations.

Meanwhile, in an official statement, it is stated that the quarter was allotted to one Mubeena Akhter, in the capacity of her being a government employee.

“The allottee has retired way back, this extinguishing all her rights over the said premises. It’s a blatant violation of the statute and public trust that the erstwhile allottee has sublet the public premises to the present occupants , who as such were occupying the premises in the most illegal manner and without any right, rhyme or reason,” the statement said.

It added that although the present occupants may be related to the actual erstwhile allottee, but since this isn’t her proprietary estate, it can’t devolve upon the kith and kin by any means, whatsoever.

The claims that the illegal occupants were targeted is outlandish, illogical and bereft of any common sense, the statement added. (KNO)

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