Assembly: ‘Encroached College Land Retrieved in Eidgah; FIR Lodged’



Basharat Bukhari
Syed Basharat Bukhari

Jammu and Kashmir Government on Monday said that an FIR has been lodged and encroachments have been removed from government in summer capital.

On Saturday, Eidgah Lawmaker and National Conference member, Mubarak Gul, had told the house that land which has been allotted to Government Women’s Degree College Nawakadal in Eidgah area was under encroachment and government was silent on the issue.

Presenting the its report, Revenue Minister, Syed Basharat Bukhari, told the Lower House that after receiving the complaint, Financial Commissioner was directed to initiate enquiry.

“Immediately, Srinagar DC investigated and three persons were found as illegally encroaching the land which is construction site of Govt Women’s Degree College Nawakadal,” Bukhari told the house.

Observing that the land is marshy and “prone to encroachments”, the minister said that three person identified as Azad Ahmad, Reyaz Ahmad and Farooq Ahmad Panzu have been found involved in encroachment. “FIR stand registered but the accused are absconding otherwise they would have been behind bars as of now.”

He informed the house that the land has been retrieved and encroachments have been removed.

After government action, Mubarak Gul asked government to book those officials “who are hand in glove with land grabbers”. “I know one; he has served as Patwari and Girdawar of the area,” he told the house.

Notably, the Government run Women’s College Nawakdal was allotted land long before but the college campus is yet to be developed near Saidapora in Eidh assembly segment. The College runs from a few buildings situated at main Nawakadal Chowk at present.


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