SRINAGAR: The government on Wednesday retrieved Khacharie land allegedly encroached upon by National Conference General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar at Humhama where he currently resides.
The move comes in the backdrop of ongoing eviction drive against encroachments on State and Khacharie lands throughout Jammu and Kashmir in which the government has said that they won’t evict encroachers belonging to financially weaker sections but would retrieve the land from big encroachers.
The property has been alleged to be in the name of Sagar’s wife and the leader is among the first high-profile people who are facing the wrath of the demolition drive.
A board outside the property has been erected declaring that it is part of the Khacharie land of the Budgam district. However, the eviction drive hasn’t brought down the main house but only the building and boundary walls adjacent to the airport road.
There has been a political uproar over common people being evicted from the state and Khacahaire lands which the government denied saying that the action is being initiated against high-profile land grabbers.
Earlier, Supreme Court declined to stay the drive but only provided relief to Roshni Act land owners asking the UT government to not demolish any houses of people under the scheme till the next hearing in the case on January 31.
A reaction from Ali Mohammad Sagar is yet to be received.