Jammu: A Hindu body on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into temple land encroachments in Jammu and Kashmir.
"We demand CBI probe into illegal selling and encroachment of temple land by land mafia," All Party Hindu Coordination Committee (APHCC) core member Pritam Sharma told reporters here.
"The government should also pass JK Hindu Shrine Bill to protect temples in the state from land mafia," he said. APHCC is an amalgam of various Dogra and Kashmiri Hindu organisations.
Another core member, Vinod Pandit, said temples in the JK need protection from land mafias and accused the state government of failing in this front.