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Anti-encroachment drives: Over 75 kanals of prime state land retrieved in Sgr

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SRINAGAR: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, the District Administration Srinagar today launched a massive anti-encroachment drive in various parts of the district and retrieved over 75 Kanals of State land at prime locations worth crores of rupees.

The District Administration also raided the illegal mining site at Chandpora Nallah in Tehsil North of the district at midnight and seized three tippers and one JCB, and an FIR was also lodged against the contractor.

A team of Revenue and Police Officers/Officials headed by Tehsildar Eidgah, Ishfaq Ahamd Khan conducted an anti-encroachment in Sangam area and retrieved 6 kanals of Government land. In this regard, proceedings under 107 crpc were also initiated against 30 encroachers.

Similarly, anti-encroachment drives were launched in Danihama and Haripora Harwan areas of the North Tehsil of the district during which about 70 kanals of state land was retrieved from the land grabbers. The Teams headed by Tehsildar North, Kaiser Mehmood removed 20 kanals of state land at Danihama, while 50 kanals of state land was also retrieved at Haripora, Harwan.

Besides, in order to control the process of illegal mining in the district, the special teams on the directions of the District Magistrate Srinagar also conducted a surprise raid at an illegal mining site at Chandpora Nallah in Tehsil North of the District at midnight and seized three tippers and one JCB. In addition, an FIR was also lodged against the contractor in this regard.

Speaking about the anti-encroachment drive undertaken to preserve Government land, the DC said that anti-encroachment drives will continue in all parts of the district to retrieve entire state and kahcharai lands encroached by the land grabbers. He said involvement in land encroachment will be dealt with sternly as per the law.

The DC sought cooperation from the general public in its action against encroachments and also warned of action under CrPC in matters of encroachment on State/kahcharie lands.

The DC also lauded the efforts of the concerned Tehsildars and their teams and asked them to continue the anti-encroachment drives in their respective jurisdictions with added zeal and dedication so that all state/kahcharie land is retrieved.

With regard to curbing illegal mining that is taking place during the wee hours and evenings, the DC/District Magistrate said that the District Administration is determined to eradicate this menace with legal strictness. He said that concerned Departments have been put on alert to check illegal mining in the district and instructed to conduct inspections and act tough against offenders to save public resources.

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