Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to hand over 60 kanals of state land on Srinagar outskirts to the CRPF on lease for almost a century, in return of Rs 80 crore.
As per an order issued Wednesday by DC Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhry, the 7.5 acre land at Zakura belonging to the JK Horticulture Produce Marketing Corporation (JKHPMC) will be handed over to the CRPF on Friday at 11:30 am.
The sanction to the handing over of the land, the order said, had been given by the Revenue Department on March 6 this year.
The order said that the land had been handed over “on lease/transfer basis for a period of forty years (extendable upto 99 years) for establishment of a battalion camping site of CRPF against a total consideration of Rs 79,66,40,000”.
As per the DC’s order, IG CRPF Srinagar had asked for demarcation and handing over of the land on May 8.
An official in the JKHPMC said that the Zakura land had been under CRPF’s occupation “for the last three decades”.
The Revenue Department’s March order sanctioning the land transfer had been approved by the State Administrative Council “a couple of months ago”.