More than 156 acres of land, belonging to the State, is under unauthorised occupation of influential people in Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir Government said today.
“In Sirsa (Haryana) more than 156 acres of J&K land is under the unauthorised occupation of Bajwa Brothers to whom the land was initially leased out for five years from 1957 to 1962,” Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed said in a written reply to the question of Javed Ahmad Rana in the legislative Assembly.
He said “Bajwa Brothers” managed to transfer the land in favour of Mirpur cooperative society by an order dated April 2, 1986 passed by the assistant collector first class, district revenue officer Sirsa.
“Since a revision petition filed by the State has been dismissed by the Commissioner, Hisar on January 12, 2012, a writ petition has been filed in Punjab and Haryana High Court for restoration of the land to the Government of J&K,” he said.
Mufti said at Rajaji Marg in Delhi out of 14.25 acre land belonging to J&K, 12 acre was under the possession of the Army, “Out of 14.25 acre land, about 12 acre of land is in possession of the Army and 0.2 acre of land was occupied by the CPWD.”
He said that the properties of J-K outside the State were located in various states, so it was not possible to provide the precise details of the latest market value of these properties.
“However, Principal Resident commissioner, New Delhi has been tasked to ascertain the current market value of these properties from the concerned authorities, revenue of the area after due assessment,” he said. (AGENCIES)