Arrest warrant issued against seven offenders
PAMPORE: The Tehsil administration of Pampore on Saturday demolished dozens of structures in Saffron town Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Revenue department demolished dozens of structures which had come up on Aabi Awal land.
The drive was carried out after the Pampore Tehsil administration received complaints of locals that illegal construction on Abi Awal (Khah) Meej- Pampore land.
A team of revenue officials, Municipal Committee, police led by Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din undertook the demolitions.
The dozens of structures under construction including Planths, Walls on the Aabi Awal Land demolished.
Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din told Kashmir Reader that he led the demolition drive along with police and municipal committee authorities in which many under construction buildings being built on agricultural land were demolished.
“The perpetrators will be taken to task and no one will be spared who are behind these constructions, do not follow proper procedure,” he said, adding that this culture has given rise to land mafias and many vested interests have benefited from it.
He also told Kashmir Reader that there’s a sinister system created by these mafia’s who first take the land on the road then start earth filling it and sell it at exorbitant prices.
“ We have come across many complaints from the local farmers who say that the connectivity of their land has been snatched or the water has been disconnected to their farms by these goons.
“We have lodged criminal complaints 107 CRPC act and many others have been booked under 130 CrPC act and an arrest warrant has been issued against seven persons,” he said, adding that no such activity would be tolerated and those who would not execute the construction under proper procedure would be stringently dealt with.
He told Kashmir Reader that people who required construction in case of residences should first take prior permission.
He also said that owners of buildings constructed on agricultural lands without permission have been issued notices in which they have been asked to pay 500 rupees per day.