DB directives in construction of Complex on Forest Land by a Minister

Jammu Tawi, April 11
In a petition filed and argued by Advocate Ankur Sharma, seeking registration of FIR against sitting BJP Cabinet Minister Abdul Gani Kohli and others in which petitioner highlighting encroachment of 10 Kanals Forest Land by Abdul Gani Kohli Minister for Animal and Sheep Husbandry J&K Government at Nowabad Sunjwan where the said Cabinet Minister is stated to have raised a huge educational complex comprising of a B.Ed College, ETT College, B.N. Para Medical School, B.N. Public School, ATM and Branch of J&K Bank.
A Division Bench of the State High Court Comprising Chief Justice Baddar Durez Ahmed and Justice Alok Aradhe after hearing petitioner Ankur Sharma in person whereas Advocate General Jehangir Iqbal Ganie with Deputy AG Raman Sharma appearing for the state whereas Sr. Adv Sunil Sethi with Ankesh Chandel appearing for the Minister, directed respondents to provide the map of the area in question clearly showing Khasra No.356 as also Khasra No.264.
The learned counsel appearing for the Forest Department shall also place on record any Notification with regard to the Bahu Range Forest indicating the extent of the
said forest. —JNF

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