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21,400 hectares under illegal possession of Army in JK: CM

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Over 21,400 hectares of land are under unauthorised occupation of and other security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, state legislative assembly was informed today. In a written reply, informed the House that over 18,846 hectares are under authorised occupation of the forces in division including She added that over 2,555 hectares of land are under unauthorised occupation of in Jammu division. The maintained that this was in addition to thousands of hectares of state, acquired, requisitioned, leased and hired land under the illegal occupation of and other security forces in the state. Mehbooba, who also heads the home portfolio, shared the information in response to a question by legislator Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar, who sought district-wise details of land occupied by security forces in the state. The said a major chunk of over 12,940 hectares of land are under the illegal occupation of and other security forces in region, followed by 5,906 hectares in valley and 2,555 hectares in Jammu division. "Kishtwar in Jammu region is the only district where the and other security forces do not hold any unauthorised land," she said. The said Leh district of was leading the table with over 7,197 hectares of land under the unauthorised occupation of and other security forces, followed by Kargil (5,742.9 hectares). North districts of Bandipora and Baramulla together accounted for 3,403.8 hectares of land under the unauthorised occupation of security forces, she said. In division, district accounted for 31.3 hectares of land under unauthorised occupation of forces, lowest in the division, the added.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 15:46 IST
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