Police Register FIR in CD Hospital ‘Land Grab’ Case

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SRINAGAR

The construction material dumped in the piece of land which CD Hospital officials said belongs to it. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)
The construction material dumped in the piece of land which CD Hospital officials said belongs to it. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Jammu and Kashmir Police have registered an FIR in Chest Diseases (CD) Hospital “land grab” case.

A piece of land that belongs to Srinagar’s Chest Disease Hospital is under illegal occupation of a private property since 1992, officials of CD Hospital said.

The hospital administrative officials said that the offenders have now carried out fresh encroachments upon the hospital land.

“A family living adjacent to Chest Diseases (CD) Hospital has dumped construction material including bricks in the land that belongs to hospital,” said Dr Naveed Nazir Shah, Medical Superintendent, Chest Diseases Hospital.

The hospital authorities got an FIR registered against the offender vide FIR No 23 date 10/03/2016 in Ram Munshi Bagh Police station “but police have failed to take any action against them.”

One Gh Nabi Sheikh, r/o, Dalgate near Chest Diseases Hospital, went to J&K High Court claiming ownership of land measuring 12 Marlas. “The land, which actually belongs to CD Hospital, has been under illegal occupation of the litigant since 1992,” an official of the CD Hospital told Kashmir Life.

The alleged offender’s house shares boundary with CD Hospital and the CD hospital officials said that “after occupying the land, the offender went to court to seek ownership of it”.

The CD Hospital Officials produce this document claiming the ownership of the land.
The CD Hospital Officials produce this document claiming the ownership of the land.

The legal fight started in 1992 itself and finally, the court decided that Gh Nabi Sheikh “should continue ownership of the land”. “Our legal team was fighting the case but decision was pronounced in favour of the offender,” the official, asserting not to be named, said.

The officials failed to answer as why the CD Hospital legal cell failed to win the case when it claimed to have legal documents supporting the case. However, they didn’t rule out the “leniency” from the side of CD Hospital in fighting the case.

“In 2013, the court passed directions upholding the possession of land by the plaintiff,” the officials said, however, he added quoting the court judgement, “Moreover, the decree shall not give any ownership rights or title in favour of Gh Nabi Sheikh over the said piece of land.”

The officials said that the offender is continuing the encroachment in broad day light. “He got the concrete boundary wall dismantled and now loose bricks and stones have been temporarily put up which makes it vulnerable that he will further try to invade the land of CD Hospital.”

The officials said that this year the alleged offender has started fresh constructions upon the said piece of land. “He has dumped construction material in the land which we apprehend that he will carry out further encroachments upon the CD Hospital land.”

“The hospital administration is looking forward to challenge the court decree afresh as the offender has violated the norms by carrying out fresh encroachments,” they said.

They urged the police and state administration to “take tough action and get the land freed from the occupation”.

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