District administration Bandipora has seized a building of R&B department in main market of Bandipora town in north Kashmir for being illegally occupied by some shopkeepers.
An official said that the two storey building owned by R&B department was seized by ACR Bandipora Reyaz Ahmad Beigh after complaints that the building is being occupied illegally by some shopkeepers and a politician.
He said that the one set of the building was illegally occupied by a politician who had handed over the same to his relative for running a godown of his shop.
“Another set of the building was occupied by a shopkeeper for running a clinic in it without any allotment from the concerned department or the district administration. They had occupied the government buildings illegally which is a criminal offence,” he said.
He said that after ACR received complaints regarding the illegal occupation of the building he inspected the building and seized it on spot.
The official said that the building was allotted to some persons in 2007 at a monthly rent of Rs 500, however, they had on their own given the same to others without any allotments and permission from the concerned department or district administration.