IIOJK HC asks Indian police to vacate land of civilian



In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the High Court has asked the Indian police to vacate a piece of land under its occupation since 2003 in south Kashmir’s Islamabad district and pay compensation to the owner.

According to Kashmir Media Service, in his plea before the Court, Abdul Ahad Shergojry had contended that the land measuring six and a half (6 ½) marlas at Achabal in Islamabad had been under occupation of the Indian police since 16 February 2003 and he was not paid even the rental and any compensation of the land.

On 31 August 2017, the court had directed the authorities to pay rent of the land as fixed from the year 2003 till date by the District Rent Assessment Committee and compensation as approved by the competent authority upon private negotiations at the rate of Rs.15 lakhs per kanal.

“Despite the order and several opportunities granted in the past, the rental and the compensation has not been paid,” a division bench of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Moksha Khajuria Kazmi said.

In view of the facts and circumstances, the court directed the police authorities to immediately vacate the property and handover its vacant possession to the petitioner.—INP


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