Sopore Panch allegedly occupied the government building; administration is in slumber.
Locals question the government; Are Rules only for Common People, and not for Government Representatives?
In a bizarre development, a government representative in north Kashmir’s Sopore has allegedly occupied a hospital building for the past two to three months while the administration is in deep slumber.
Sources told The Web Story that Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, son of Ghulam Hassan Bhat, a panch at ward number 3 in Bomai village, has violated government laws by allegedly occupying two rooms of the old hospital building, now handed over to horticulture, while the administration seems not interested in saving the building.
Speaking to The Web Story, the local Auqaaf committee said that 60 years ago, the residents gave land to the administration for the construction of the hospital.
“The building was constructed and had served the locals for a long time. After the new hospital building was inaugurated, this old building was handed over to the horticulture department,” a member of the Auqaf committee said.
The local Auqaaf stated that they had approached all the concerned authorities, but so far nothing had happened on the ground.
BMO Sopore, Dr. Zulfikar Sofi said that this matter has been taken into consideration and the issue has also been communicated to the tehsildar of the concerned area.
He said the department is waiting for the response of the tehsildar and, accordingly, further investigation will be started.
Tehsildar Asif Ahmad told The Web Story that the matter is sub judice.
Meanwhile, the horticulture department in a letter to tehsildar Zaingeer, a copy lies with The Web Story reads, “Sir, Apropos to the subject cited above it is to convey your good self that Mr. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat residing next to the office of the U/sd has illegally occupied two rooms of the newly allotted office
building to horticulture development officer Bomai.”
The copy further states that the said accused has further encroached the lawn situated alongside the said building by illegally fencing a part of land.
“This whole process took place on 04/09/2022 Sunday in the absence of undersaid and the field staff of this office. Therefore the report is submitted in favor of information with the request that the necessary action may please be initiated in this regard,” reads the application.