‘1,858 buildings still under occupation of Army’

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 16:45

Jammu: More than 1,800 buildings still remain under occupation of the Army and para-military forces in Jammu and Kashmir at present, the JK government said Tuesday.

As many as 1,858 government and private buildings are still under occupation of security forces and Army in Jammu and Kashmir, minister of state for Home, Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo said.

However, till now, as many as 1,425 out of the total 3,283 such buildings have been vacated, he added.
Presently three hospitals, 28 hotels, 1,526 private buildings, 283 government buildings and 18 other establishments (factories, orchards etc) are under occupation of security forces, the minister further said.

Moreover, 179 schools, 37 hotels, 919 private buildings, 264 government buildings and 26 industrial units have been vacated so far, he said.
"Efforts are afoot to have these premises vacated as early as possible to facilitate their use for original purpose", Kitchloo said.

54 static bunkers have been removed from public places in Srinagar till date, he added.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 16:45

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