SRINAGAR, OCT 28: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Syed Abid Rashid Shah, today convened a meeting to discuss issues concerning the land acquisition of 29 kanals notified by the Government in 2012 for expansion of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir.
The meeting was informed that final award in the case was issued by the concerned Collector in December 2016 in which the possession of the land was transferred to SKUAST for its expansion and compensation released in favour of five landowners.
Giving further details, it was said that compensation was held up in the wake of a writ petition filed by some landowners and that, subsequently, it was directed that compensation be deposited at the court of law for disbursement to the affected landowners.
The DC directed for immediate deposition of the compensation amount as directed by the court in favour of the affected landowners and assured of looking into and sorting out issues hindering deposition of compensation in favour of other affected landowners.
He also impressed upon the landowners that the said land comes under compulsory acquisition and that there must be no hindrances to the construction underway at the site even as he assured them of all possible help in expediting the acquisition process.
The meeting was attended by Collector, other officials and concerned landowners.