Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir legislative
council today set up a five-member panel to look into the case
of acquisition and alleged conversion of prime agricultural
land for industry-related purpose in Samba district.
The move was taken after the matter was raised by PDP
member Murtaza Ahmad Khan in the legislative council on March
8. He had sought to know why a huge chunk of prime agriculture
land was being converted for non-agriculture use in
contravention to government policy.
The Legislative Council Chairman Amrit Malhitra
constituted the house committee with Ajatshatru Singh as its
The panel will examine the status of 796 kanals and 60
marlas of land notified for acquisition for establishment of
Industrial Growth Centre at Rakh Amb Tali village in Samba