BJP leader’s commercial building on ‘State land’ seized in Anantnag

BJP leader Sofi Yousuf
BJP leader Sofi Yousuf

ANANTNAG — The Anantnag administration on Thursday took possession of a commercial building constructed on the ‘State land’ in Srigufwara area of the district, allegedly belonging to a BJP leader.

An official told the news agency KNO that Sofi Yousuf – who is associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party – has encroached 25 marlas of ‘State land’ at Srigufwara, Bijbehara, by raising a commercial building. “The two-storey commercial building comprises 11 shops,” he said.

“Today, the concerned officials visited the spot, took possession of the building and handed it over to the Rural Development Department (RDD) Kashmir for public use,” the official said.

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Meanwhile, Sofi Yousuf claimed he has valid documents for the land. “I can produce them before the concerned authorities,” he said.

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