Bandipora: From past 10 years a family from North Kashmir has been living in a rented house in Bandipora after in 2006, Indian Army unit from 13 Rashtirya Rifles according to them forcibly occupied their one storey residential house located in Argam village of the district.
“It was March 4, 2006, when Army personnel forcibly entered into my house and occupied it and since then all my efforts to retrieve the house have proved futile as neither authorities nor the Army is ready to help me. I along with my wife and three daughters have been staying in a rented house in Bandipora,” Naseer Ahmed Khan who had arrived in Press Enclave Srinagar along with documents told news agency CNS.
He said that Rent Assessment Committee Bandipora in 2008 had asked Army to clear the rent of the house and: “under that assessment Army is bound to pay Rs 19,8912 as rent to me, but till date I have not received a single penny from them.”
The Argam resident said that he doesn’t need or demand rent from the Army but wants Army to vacate from his house. “Army didn’t oblige to the orders of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora when he directed them to relocate their camp to some other place,” he said and appealed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to look into the matter.
When contacted an Army official from 13 RR told CNS that they will look into the matter. (CNS)
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