Srinagar: The army has requisitioned the Jammu and Kashmir Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department to sell 129 kanals of land to it in Pattan, north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, for accommodating soldiers.
In an official requisition letter addressed to J-K Animal and Sheep Husbandry, the army has asked if the department wishes to sell 129 kanals of land in Tapperewari village of Pattan, citing “some of its troopers are temporarily stationed there for some time now.”
Sources in the army told The Kashmir Walla that the “requisition for land has been given to the department in north Kashmir and we’re waiting for the response.” However, the Tehsildar Pattan, S. Salahuddin, told The Kashmir Walla, “I have no information about this.”
The communication was made by 19 infantry division ordinance unit to the department and sought reply by 30 May 2020.
Meanwhile, the deputy commissioner Baramulla, Dr. GN Itoo told a local news-gathering agency, that they are busy fighting COVID-19 for last three months. “There can’t be any time diction from army to me, still I will look into it,” he said.
While as sub-divisional magistrate, Pattan, Syed Naseer Ahmed, told a local newspaper that “according to the last communication, it is a letter of requisition.”