Army moves HC against Nirmal Singh’s wife

The Army has moved an application before the J&K High Court seeking contempt proceedings against Mamta Singh, the wife of BJP leader and Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly, Nirmal Singh for going ahead with construction on a disputed piece of land in Nagrota in Jammu.

The contempt petition was filed after Mamta allegedly in violation of a court order did not stop the construction, for which the Army had raised serious objections including the one of posing a security risk to the ammunition depot of the Army situated adjacent to the piece of land owned by her.

The court on May, 7, 2018 had directed Mamta not to go ahead with the construction following a petition by the Army. The Army, in its petition, has submitted that the land in question was situated at the ‘prohibited distance of 530 metres from the premier boundary wall of 4 Ammunition Sub Depot (15 FAD)” at Ban Nagrota in Jammu. The Army in its petition has said that any construction in the area marked as prohibited is illegal under the provisions of Works of Defence Act, 1903.