Govt gives 1600 kanals land in Gogo to army, 5 yeas back


Kashmir Wire

Even as Jammu and Kashmir Government is trying its best to get the land illegally occupied by army vacated in the state, a deal transferring of land at the Gogoland near Humhama to the army has come to surface.

an army is in the occupation of the land measuring 1,600 kanals at Gogoland near Humhama as the government has transferred the land to it nearly five years ago, revenue records revealed.

A cursory look at the revenue records revealed that the land has been transferred to the army on January 9, 2012. It was, however, not known for what purpose the land has been allotted to the army.

Locals alleged that the land has been transferred to the army by the then Government without taking into consideration the problems arising out of it to the local population. They have already initiated legal action against the government in this regard.

Meanwhile, an advocate of Jammu and Kashmir high court, Babar Qadiri, confirmed that he has been approached by the locals to file a PIL in the high court to get the transfer order revoked.

Qadiri said that the revenue records are sufficient proof to file a PIL in the interest of the locals and he is going to file the PIL in the high court shortly.

Kashmir Wire tried to contact the army and Deputy Commissioner Budgam for their comments but they were not available.

It may be recalled that the state government is still fighting to regain control of Toto ground, a vast area near Batamaloo, taken by army decades ago. The state government, in order to regain the area, has already allotted alternate land to the army at Sharifabad but the army has not vacated the land at Toto ground as yet. (Kashmir Wire).




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