Jammu, Apr 25 - Jammu and Kashmir government has said that no politician or top police officer is involved in encroachments or grabbing of state land in Jammu district.
"It is submitted that a detailed report to the fact has been obtained from Sub-Divisional Magistrates and Tehsildars of this (Jammu) district, who have reported that no politician, top police officer has encroached state land in Jammu District," District Magistrate, Jammu, Sanjeev Verma said.
The report was submitted to Jammu and Kashmir High Court by the Additional Advocate General A H Qazi in connection with the much publicised Public Interest Litigation (PIL) highlighting land-grabbing involving top politicians, police officers in league with land mafia filed by social activist S K Bhalla.
It may be recalled that the PIL as per reports had levelled allegations against some sitting ministers, top police officers that they have encroached state land worth crores of Rupees in Jammu and Samba districts.
In the status report, details of land properties of top politicians and cops were submitted maintaining that they have ownership of said lands.
With the regard to report in connection with Samba district, Additional Deputy Commissioner said in its report "it is intimated that tehsildar, Samba and tehsildar Vijaypur were asked to furnish a detailed report regard encroachments".
They have reported that there are no cases of land grabbing or encroachment by police officers or politicians and bureaucrats in the district as per the revenue records".
Division Bench of State High Court comprising Acting Chief Justice Virender Singh and Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar granted two weeks time to the petitioner to respond to the fresh status report filed by the Divisional Commissioner in response to earlier order of the Court. PTI