Wildlife Department Corruption Exposed in Sopore Village

Wildlife Department Corruption Exposed in Sopore Village

Strict Action to Be Taken Against wrongdoers: ADC

KD Correspondent

Sopore, Nov. 29 : In a bizarre twist, a case of corruption within the wildlife department in the Haigam area of Hajipora, north Kashmir’s Sopore town, has come to light. It has been revealed that a retired government employee was illegally gifted 30 marlas of state-owned land by the department.

Reliable sources told Kashmir Despatch that the local authorities of the wildlife department range office are allegedly involved in this case of land grabbing. The department allegedly sold a parcel of state-owned land to a retired resident with the intention of creating an illegal approach road for the employee.

Sources further said that a significant amount of money was also collected in this fraudulent land grab.

Local sources told Kashmir Despatch that there has already been an ongoing land dispute case in court since 2017, involving the department and the public.

Talking to Kashmir Despatch Warden Wildlife North Kashmir, Ifshana said that the department has been informed about this issue. She said a team has been directed to visit the spot and accordingly act as per law if found involved in violating the norms.

In light of this serious issue, Additional Deputy Commissioner Sopore, Shabir Ahmad Raina, has assured that strict action will be taken against all those involved in violating government norms.

He said I will visit the site with a team to gather firsthand information about this incident.

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