Srinagar, July 13: The High Court has sought information for retrieval of Pahalgam Development Authority land and instruction from PDA with regard to construction of a stadium on the banks of River Lidder in Pahalgam tourist resort within two weeks after the bench was informed that the construction of stadium on the banks of river is under process and the same be directed to be stopped as it is in contravention of the orders of the court.

The court was apprised that there is blanket ban on any construction within a radius of 200 meters of the River Lidder on either side.

The investigation in the FIR had been investigated by the Anti-Corruption Bureau and it has been found that the role of the then Chief Town Planner, Kashmir Mir Naseem Ahmad appears to be a dubious one and that sometime in the year 1991, he had dishonestly and fraudulently acquired about 29 kanals and 13 marlas of land in planning Sub-Zone A-14 through oral gifts shown to have been made by donors to his close/trusted supporting employees and his associates.

The charge sheet was submitted and the trial court vide order dated 6th February 2016 framed the charge against the accused persons including other officials.

However, on the petitions filed by two of them and order dated 16th October 2018 and now the matter is sub-judice before the Supreme Court.

It is as per the pleadings before the court the then Chief Town Planner Mir Naseem, Nazir Ahmad Magrey (Assistant Town…

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