Ex-MLAs, Ministers Fail To Vacate Govt Accommodations


SRINAGAR —  In violation of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the Estates department here, ex-ministers and legislators have failed to vacate the government accommodations even nearly a month after the dissolution of the  Legislative Assembly.

The former MLAs and Ministers have failed to vacate the accommodations including bungalows and flats. The Estates department is mulling to issue eviction notices.

Top sources of the Estates department said that only a few accommodations have been vacated. “ Majority of the occupants are still in Estates Bungalows both in Srinagar and Jammu and are not vacating their accommodations as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the Estates department,” said officials.

Among those who have vacated the accommodations in Srinagar and Jammu include Abdul Majid Bhat Larmi (Ex-MLA), Imran Raza Ansari (Ex-minister), Murtaza Khan (Ex-MLA), Bali Bhagat (Ex-Minister), Devender Singh Rana, Abdul Gani Kohli (Ex-Minister), Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar (Ex-MLA),  Anup Khajuria (political person), Peerzada Mansoor (Ex-Legislator), Nazir Ahmad Mir (Political person), Sanaullah Dar (Political person), Peer Mohammad Hussain (Political person) and  Usman Majid (Ex-MLA).

Officials said that the other Ex-ministers and former MLAs “are yet to vacate the official Bungalows and flats both in Srinagar and Jammu.”

A top government official said that the Estates department “is bound to serve eviction notices and charge rent as per penalty clause if the occupants including ex-ministers and ex-legislators don’t vacate their accommodations by December 21.”

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