Two months after halting construction activities around Sunjwan Military Station, Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday directed authorities to stop construction of residential and commercial buildings around Kaluchak military station as well for the time-being.
The order was issued on a petition filed by Union of India through ADM Commandant, Kaluchak Military Station, who submitted that a number of civilians were raising multi-storey houses and commercial buildings within 2 m to 50 m of the military station.
The petition said that as these illegal constructions pose a “major security threat’’ to the military station, the petitioner and individual Army units have repeatedly approached civil and police authorities with written complaints.
But the authorities have not initiated any action and “on the contrary, have even gone to the extent of aiding the civilians in carrying out the construction in blatant violation of laid down laws as well as Ministry of Defence guidelines’’, the petition said. Read More