CBI REGISTERS A PRELIMINARY ENQUIRY ON THE ORDERS OF JAMMU & KASHMIR HIGH COURT RELATING TO ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF MASTER PLAN OF PATNITOP AREA

Press Release
New Delhi, 15.01.2020

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a Preliminary Enquiry on orders dated 31.12.2019 of High Court of Jammu & Kashmir at Jammu into the alleged violations of the Master Plan of Patnitop area (Jammu & Kashmir) by hotel owners/commercial establishment owners, in conspiracy with public servants serving at Patnitop Development Authority and others. This order has been passed in a PIL filed by the President of Hotel & Restaurant Association, Patnitop, wherein he has alleged about glaring violation of the Master Plan of Patnitop area, resulting in 70 per cent of the hotels and restaurants having been constructed without permission.  Further, he had alleged that constructions have been illegally done on green buffer areas, forest land, State land including Kahcharai land in connivance with officials of Patnitop Development Authority and others.

CBI has constituted a team of more than 30 officers / officials who are presently camping at Patnitop, Udhampur and Jammu in connection with this enquiry.

The enquiry is in progress.

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