Estate Deptt serves eviction notices to former legislators  

Estate Deptt serves eviction notices to former legislators  

Naeem Akhtar vacates Govt accommodation

Suhail Khan

Srinagar, June 26: The Estates Department has served eviction notices to former legislators who are residing in government accommodation in Kashmir.

An official of the Estates Department told news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS) that eviction notices have been served to all former legislators in Kashmir.

“All former legislators have been asked to vacate official residences immediately. We have received orders from higher authorities to vacate all these leaders from official residences. All those who are not in government have to vacate the official residences,” the official said.

“So far Naeem Akhtar has vacated the government accommodation. After serving the notice to him, he handed over keys of the quarter to concerned officials,” the official said.

The official however said he was not aware whether similar notices have been served to BJP leaders who are residing in government quarters.

PDP leader and former minister Naeem Akhtar was evicted from an official residence in Srinagar’s Gupkar Road on Thursday hours after serving him notice.

Director Estates J&K, Subash Chibber said he was out of the station. “Officials in Srinagar might have taken the decision. You better talk to them about this development,” Chibber told KINS.

A senior official of the Estates Department in Srinagar confirmed that eviction notices have been served to former legislators.