Anantnag– Municipal Committee Anantnag here in South Kashmir has issued a show cause notice to Executive Officer MC Anantnag asking on what grounds he has demolished the second storey of a residential house of a doctor holding a proper permission.
MC Anantnag team without informing the house owner Dr Sheikh Mushtaq demolished the under construction 2nd storey of his house situated at SK Colony Azadpora locality of Anantnag.
Sheikh Mushtaq is a paediatrician at Maternity and Child Care Hospital Anantnag.
“I have proper documents and permission that I got after fulfilling all the formalities by paying the requisite fee. The process took a year and a half. I am shocked the way my house has been demolished given the fact I am having proper permission,” Dr Sheikh Mushtaq told news agency Kashmir News Trust.
He said the Executive Officer MC Anantnag acted like a ‘goon’ and threw all the rules to wind. “My mother-in-law had passed away and my family was not present in the house but had left to Mattan area while I was on duty. MC Anantnag neither informed me in writing nor bothered to call me on phone. This is sheer hooliganism. I have permission and still my 2nd storey of the house was demolished. I really feel for the common men whom these corrupt officers harass day in and day out,” he added.
Dr Sheikh Mushtaq appealed LG, DC Anantnag to take action against what he said were corrupt officials. He appealed to the Anti Corruption Bureau to evaluate the assets of these corrupt officers and employees.
When contacted, Chairman Municipal Committee Anantnag, Hilal Ahmad said that he has issued an order asking EO to explain his position and on what grounds the second storey of the building was demolished when the owner of the residential house is having proper permission.
Meanwhile, the aggrieved doctor took to social media to vent his frustration. He wrote: “ULB Department is above the law of the land. My house under construction, at S.K.Colony, is at the stage of the second storey, with proper permission, that was given after completion of all formalities after one and a half years and paying the requisite fee. My mother-in-law passed away last week and obviously, the whole family is at Mattan Chowk. My house at S.K.Colony stands locked. Today a party of MCA goons, under the supervision of E.O. came and without informing me on phone, or informing by any means have demolished the second storey, as if a film shooting was going on. This is the way they treat the law-abiding people. This amounts to theft by the Executive Officer along with his team.” (With inputs from KNT)
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