Duggar Vikas Manch (DVM) on Thursday demanded immediate cancellation of allotment deal of Maharaja Hari Singh Park land, which was leased out for constructing a hotel.
The Manch has taken up the matter of the sale of reclaimed land on the banks of the Tawi river, which was earmarked for developing a park dedicated to great dogra personality Maharaja Hari Singh.
Dineshwar Singh Jamwal, DVM president, told mediapersons that the said land measuring approximately 44 kanals was dedicated to Maharaja Hari Singh (50 years after his death) for construction of a park, which was inaugurated by union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in 2011.
Jamwal said, "The Jammu Development Authority (JDA) has decided to allot a portion of this park land to some influential person in a clandestine manner. The latter in connivance with the administrative machinery got allotted the land for commercial purposes."
He maintained that after the recent tragedy at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand, that state government has issued directions against construction on the river banks, whereas in Jammu and Kashmir government, officials are busy allotting land in a clandestine manner and even reclaimed land of river.
Jamwal called for immediate cancellation of the allotment of land, as it was proposed to give facelift of the Tawi river banks by creating recreational facilities.