Anantnag January 31:

Revenue Authorities in Pahalgam led by Tehsildar Pahalgam Mohd Husain today took over a guest house named Green Acker. The guest house, an illegal structure, located on a prime piece of land at Laripora Pahalgam was raised by Bashir Ahmad Dar, Ex EO MC Pahalgam and Manzoor Ahmad, Ex Secretary MC Pahalgam.

Green Acker guest house is situated on Laripora main road on a piece of State land that is worth crores of rupees and the property was being used commercially for raking in profits. It is in place to mention that the area has a large tourist footfall and is highly valued commercially.

Tehsildar Pahalgam said that the anti-encroachment drives in Pahalgam have been successful in retrieving 1000s of kanals of land which can now be used for public purpose. He said the piece of land had been grabbed by the officials by abusing their position and has been taken over by the department and will be put to public use. He said that other such people are being identified and action will continue.

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