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Illegal constructions in Jammu: Shri Ram Sena demands action against officials involved
Rajiv | 04 Jun 2014

Shri Ram Sena Jammu and Kashmir have expressed serious concern over unabated encroachments, sale of temple and trust properties and illegal constructions in Jammu city and its peripheral areas.

Shri Ram Sena state president Rajiv Mahajan in a statement issued here today said that illegal constructions in the city are going on unabated in connivance with Municipal Corporation officials. The properties belonging to temples and trusts are being sold out without any check and the buildings are coming up on these landed properties. Mahajan questions as to how the temple and trust properties are being disposed of and who the authorized persons to deal with these properties are. Mahajan said earlier at Karan Market Jammu basement of the market was converted into shopping complex in total violation of Municipal rules and that all was done in connivance of Municipal authorities. Later the Satsang Ghar at Karan market was converted into Hotel in entire violation of the Municipal rules and no one from the JMC put restriction and instead gave clean chit to do unlawful. And now the construction of shopping complex on temple land near Ranbireshwar temple is going on in full swing without any check. Mahajan is astonished to know how a private party managed to get the property of Ranbireshwar temple and got permission from JMC to raise shopping complex there. Mahajan appealed to Minister Local Bodies to look in to matter and investigate under which circumstances the status of basement at Karan Market was changed into shopping complex and Satsang Ghar into a hotel. And now how the shopping complex is being raised at temple land near Ranbireshwar temple. Mahajan demanded minister to fix responsibility and take action against officers/ officials involved in the scam. Meanwhile, Rajiv Mahajan threatens to launch agitation if immediate investigation in the matter is not done and the officials involved in the unlawful activities are not booked.