Public Bathroom ‘Sold’ In Anantnag, Govt Orders Probe

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Srinagar- The authorities in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday ordered a probe into the alleged sale of a public bathroom constructed by the Rural Development Department last year in the Srigufwara area of the district.

The authorities ordered a probe after the villagers of Gallan Khiram alleged that a local has sold the bathroom to a person who is living in the village since last one month, a local news agency KNO reported Tuesday. The bathroom was constructed by RDD last year near local Masjid.

According to the report, the person has claimed to have purchased 10 Marla land along with the bathroom for Rs 3, 35000. He said that nobody told me about it as of now and if locals want to take this land, they must provide him any alternative site

Locals demanded that government must investigate the matter at an earliest and take action against the person involved in it.

The report quoted Block Development Officer (BDO) Dachnipora Gazi Abdullah as saying that he has taken cognizance of the incident and an enquiry committee has been constituted and investigation has been started.

“Anyone who will found guilty after proper investigation, action as per law will be initiated against him,” Abdullah said.

“In view of some media reports emerging on social media, a bathroom constructed by Rural Development Department Block Dachnipora has been allegedly sold by some person,” reads an order issued by BDO in this regard.

“In this connection a committee head by Assistant Engineer REW Sub Division Dachnipora is here by constituted to enquire into the matter. A detailed enquiry report in this regard be submitted to the office of undersigned within two days positively.”

As per order committee members include Shabir Ahmad Reshi Panchayat Inspector, Firdous Ahmad Mir Junior Engineer and Aadil Ahmad Ganie Panchayat Inspector.

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