DB directs JMC to take possession of 97 Kanals of land identified for cattle pond

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Jammu Tawi, May 30
In a significant order a Division Bench of the State High Court comprising Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Sanjay Gupta has directed the Deputy Commissioner Jammu and the Municipal Commissioner Jammu to convene a joint meeting with a view to coordinate the smooth handing over of 97 Kanals of land identified at Village Seri Khurd, Tehsil Nagrota District Jammu for a new cattle pond in order to keep stray animals. Advocate Sachin Gupta appearing for Jammu Municipal Corporation submitted that possession of the said land was likely to be handed over to JMC in the next one month.
When this much publicized Public Interest Litigation filed by an NGO SAVE (Save Animals Value Environment) through its Chairperson Devinder Kour Madaan alias Rumpy Madaan came up for hearing, Advocate Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed appearing for the petitioner submitted that the Jammu Municipal Corporation pursuant to order dated April, 9, 2018 has filed a status report wherein it is disclosed that state land measuring 97 Kanals and 11 Marlas falling under Khasra No.35 situated at Village Seri Khurd, Tehsil Nagrota has been identified for a cattle pond and the JMC in compliance of the orders of the Division Bench and in reference to the communication of Deputy Commissioner Jammu, revenue documents have been authenticated and returned with proper indent to revenue authorities for transfer of land identified for the purpose. Advocate S.S. Ahmed further submitted that time bound directions are required to be issued to JMC to take over the possession of the land identified by the

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