Land grabbing attempt at Tral horticulture nursery, no FIR yet

Will ascertain the matter: Div Com

Irfan Amin Malik
Tral, Publish Date: Apr 23 2018 12:29AM | Updated Date: Apr 23 2018 12:29AM
Land grabbing attempt at Tral horticulture nursery, no FIR yetFile Photo

The administration is yet to book the culprits who last week made an attempt to grab a portion of land at government horticulture nursery Tral.

In the intervening night of 10th and 11th April, some persons entered the nursery, situation near bus-stand, along with an earth-excavator and dug a portion of land for the construction of a shop-line.

The incident triggered shutdown and protests in Tral Bala with locals and traders asking for strong action against the violators. “How can government act like a mute spectator when some people have attempted to grab the vital horticulture nursery? If government does not take an action, this will provide violators a free license to indulge in similar incidents,” said the locals.

Ten days after, the government is yet to lodge FIR against the culprits.

People are now appealing the government to launch an investigation into the matter. They have asked the administration to lodge an FIR into this incident.

Deputy commissioner Pulwama, Ghulam Muhammad Dar, told Greater Kashmir that the construction work was stopped in the nursery and no further construction would take place.

On the question of FIR, the DC said that higher officials were informed about the brazen land grabbing attempt and the matter is being looked into.

The land grabbing attempt took place when the government is planning to construct a mini-secretariat near the site. According to officials, 30 kanals of land have already been taken over by the local administration.

Officials at the horticulture office Tral said the persons trying to grab the land were looking to construct a shop-line near the proposed mini-secretariat.

They said that during the last few years the nursery has produced more than 50,000 fruit plants and the facility caters to plant requirement for half of Pulwama district.

Divisional commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, told this reporter that he was unaware about any land grabbing incident at horticulture nursery Tral. “I was told by DC Pulwama that no such thing has happened there. But now I will ascertain the matter,” he assured.


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