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Abdullahs’ Jammu dwelling built on encroached land, NC HQ legalised below Roshni Act: JK administration list


Jammu: Used chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah beget been named by the Jammu and Kashmir administration in a checklist which alleges that their residential dwelling in Jammu is built over illegally-possessed land, a price denied by the daddy-son duo.

The administration of the Union Territory as directed by the Jammu and Kashmir Excessive Court to assemble public land given below the controversial Roshni land map, since scrapped by a court, came out with the list of beneficiaries. On Tuesday, it came out with a checklist of oldsters that had allegedly encroached land as a substitute of these given below the map.

The list furthermore highlighted the headquarters of their Nationwide Conference in both Srinagar and Jammu beget been legalised below the controversial Roshni Act.

Exhibiting the lists on its web page – one showing encroached land exterior Roshni Act, the divisional administration Jammu published that the residential dwelling of the Abdullahs, produce over an dwelling of nearly an acre at Sunjwan, is encroached deliver land (physically encroached nevertheless no longer confirmed in earnings file) as a substitute of Roshi Act.

Reacting to the recent list, social gathering vp Omar Abdullah said, “The records attributing to sources that Dr Farooq Abdullah is a beneficiary of the Roshni Act is entirely false and is being unfold with a malicious intent. Each and each his homes at Jammu and Srinagar don’t beget anything else to provide with the said Act.”

“Dr Farooq Abdullah has NOT availed of the Roshni Plan for both his deliver in Srinagar or in Jammu and any individual who says in every other case is lying. The truth that they are the use of sources to plant this story presentations that it has no legs to stand on,” Omar said.

The dwelling of senior Abdullah used to be built in unhurried 1990s for which timber used to be allotted from the government depots, which is issued supreme after furnishing all earnings records, officials in the know said.

Earlier, three primitive ministers, plenty of politicians and a primitive bureaucrat figured in the list of beneficiaries who beget availed land below now scrapped Roshni Act or encroached deliver land for residential or industrial functions.

The lists beget been made public by the divisional administration, both in Kashmir and Jammu areas, primarily based entirely on the 9 October directive of the excessive court which has declared Roshni Act “illegal, unconstitutional and unsustainable” and ordered a CBI probe into the allotment of the land below this law.

Issuing the first list of 35 beneficiaries who included primitive finance minister Haseeb Drabu and some top hoteliers and a primitive bureaucrat, the divisional administration Kashmir confirmed that Nationwide Conference headquarters, plenty of accommodations and over a dozen industrial structures at top places in and spherical Lal Chowk beget been regularized below the act.

Majority of the beneficiaries together with Drabu and his wife beget one Kanal of land below residential use, while Congress leader KK Amla is the owner of Broadway resort and famed businessman Mushtaq Ahmad Chaya owns a guest dwelling and a resort.

On 1 November, the Union Territory govt cancelled all land transfers that took put below the JK Tell Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001 – typically referred to because the Roshni Act – below which 2.5 lakh acres of land used to be to be transferred to the present occupants.

The major secretary and earnings department has been requested to figure out a conception to retrieve huge tracts of deliver land vested below the Act. Primarily primarily based on the excessive court picture, a total of 6,04,602 kanals (75,575 acres) of deliver land had been regularised and transferred to the occupants. This included 5,71,210 kanals (71,401 acres) in Jammu and 33,392 kanals (4174 acres) in the Kashmir province.

“Most necessary Secretary to govt, Income Department shall furthermore figure out the modalities and conception to evict encroachers from such Tell Land and retrieve the Tell land within a period of six months. Most necessary Secretary to Govt, Income Department shall figure out modalities for dealing with the money got for these lands after annulment,” the JK govt had said in a press unlock.

Primarily primarily based on the picture, total identities of influential persons, together with ministers, legislators, bureaucrats, govt officials, police officers and businessmen, their relatives or persons keeping benami for them, who beget derived abet below the Roshni Act will most definitely be made public within a period of one month.

Mohammad Shafi Pandit and his wife possess two residential homes in the head put of town, the doc said, together with a total of over eight acres of land used to be vested to the beneficiaries, who furthermore included plenty of different relatives of Drabu.

In Jammu region, two separate lists beget been displayed by divisional administration Jammu on its web page — one associated to Roshi Act and the other showing encroached land exterior Roshni Act.

Amongst the beneficiaries of the encroached deliver land of about three and a half of acres in Bahu Tehsil (Bodily Encroached nevertheless no longer confirmed in Income List), the list included primitive ministers Sajjad Kitchloo (Nationwide Conference) and Abdul Majid Wani (Congress), NC leaders Syed Akhoon, and Aslam Goni and primitive chairman of JK monetary institution M Y Khan.

Yet any other list of 383 of us, belonging to majority team, beget been confirmed below possession of over 483 acres of encroached land in Maria Mandrian tehsil of Jammu district, while 854 beneficiaries having possession of over 370 acres in Jammu south and 15 others in Jammu west.

Below the Roshni Act, two retired superintendents of police Shiv Kumar Singh and Mani Lal beget been among 10 beneficiaries in Bahu tehsil. The list included govt workers and businessmen and the total land appealing is ready over 5 acres.

As many as 419 of us, largely farmers belonging to majority team, beget been vested powers of 405 acres of agriculture land below Roshni Act in Khour tehsil and 97 others in Nazool tehsil over over four acres of land, the list highlighted.

The Jammu and Kashmir deliver lands (vesting of possession to the occupants) act used to be enacted in the yr 2001 with the twin purpose of manufacturing assets for financing energy projects and conferment of proprietary rights to the occupants of the deliver land.

The act popularly called as Roshni map first and necessary envisaged conferment of proprietary rights of spherical 20.55 lakh Kanals (102750 hectares) to the occupants of which supreme 15.85 p.c land used to be permitted for vesting of possession rights.

The map used to be in a roundabout intention repealed by the then governor Satya Pal Malik on 28 November, 2018.

Amid reports about its in model misuse, the total regulations used to be challenged earlier than the JK excessive court, in a public passion litigation, wherein the court besides staying the court cases below the said act furthermore directed that neither the occupants having been conferred upon the possession rights shall promote these lands nor can they elevate constructions on such lands.

In 2014, on the other hand, the Comptroller and Auditor Standard had estimated that supreme Rs 76 crore had been raised from the transfer of encroached land between 2007 and 2013.

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