Srinagar Jan 25 : A concrete structure of National Conference general secretary, Ali Mohammad Sagar, was today demolished adjacent to his house at Humhuma near the Srinagar Airport during the ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Jammu and Kashmir.
A team of Revenue Department officials alongside law enforcement agencies reached the site at Airport Road Humhama this afternoon and razed it to ground.
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An official said that the structure was raised on the State land occupied by the Sagar’s wife adjacent to her house which is on the proprietary land.
The concrete structure was being used as a guard room for the security personnel. Last week the security to the house of the NC leader was withdrawn so there were no security guards present there at the time of demolition.
Sagar told Excelsior that no prior notice was given to them. “Last week they removed the security of my house when I was not present there. Today they came with the bulldozer and started demolishing the house. They didn’t give us any notice or any intimation prior to demolition,” he said.
“We told them if they have any notice, let them produce. They however, said that they have orders from the top,” he added.
The NC leader described it as sheer harassment. “There was no one at home. I am in Jammu and other family members are also out. Only a domestic help was present in the house,” he said.
The NC in a statement issued here said that the demolition drive conducted at Sagar’s residence by government agencies clearly reek of political vendetta and the misuse of Government machinery. It further added that the government didn’t bother to even send a notice to the family concerned before going ahead with the demolition.