CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSE ON STATE LAND

Jammu and Kashmir High Court directed State Vigilance Organization to file fresh status report indicating the progress achieved in the probe before the next date of hearing in a petition filed by social activist, Prof SK Bhalla wherein he has alleged construction of a palatial house by former Revenue Minister, Raman Bhalla on State land (Khasra No 781 min).
CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSE ON STATE LAND
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Jammu and Kashmir High Court directed State Vigilance Organization to file fresh status report indicating the progress achieved in the probe before the next date of hearing in a petition filed by social activist, Prof SK Bhalla wherein he has alleged construction of a palatial house by former Revenue Minister, Raman Bhalla on State land (Khasra No 781 min). 

After hearing petitioner in person and AAG, PC Sharma appearing for SVO, Justice Tashi Rabstan went through the status report filed by the SVO wherein it had been highlighted that the demarcation of the land in question was conducted and the report received from the Revenue agency and the same was under examination. 

The status report further said that Jammu Municipal Corporation has also inspected the site for examining the violation of the site plan if any and the report of the JMC was awaited.

Prof Bhalla submitted that the status report is totally silent on the disproportionate assets angle and the SVO has not commented about the probe into the disproportionate assets  side. 

Pro Bhalla added that former Revenue Minister has also encroached the Nallah and is using the encroached land as parking slot and installed a security picket and the status report is totally silent on the said issue.

Prof Bhalla said that the demarcation report be summoned in the Court for judicial scrutiny.

Justice Tashi Rabstan directed P C Sharma to file fresh status report before the next date of hearing. The Court looking into the importance of the issue directed the Registry to list the case in the week commencing September 7, 2015.

Pertinently, in the previous status report it was mentioned that the then Revenue Minister has purchased land measuring 1 Kanal 10 Marlas bearing Khasra Nos. 778 and 779 situated at village Deeli, Jammu and constructed a palatial residential building over State land bearing Khasra No. 781 min adjoining Satyam Resorts and Jammu Plaza. CNS'

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