Over 35 Kanals Roshni land retrieved in Kathua; 20 Kanals in Jammu
Ex-MoS, prominent politicians, Retd Govt officer among ousted
STATE TIMES NEWS
KATHUA: Acting tough against the land encroachers, District Administration Kathua on Saturday retrieved more than 35-kanal land from encroachers during an anti-encroachment drive in Basohli.
During the drive, a total of 35 Kanal 06 marlas land was retrieved from illegal encroachment including 03 Kanal, 14 Marlas from an Ex MoS Manohar Lal in Plahi, 09 kanal 15 Marla in Plakh from a prominent politician, 6 Kanal 8 Marlas in Pretha from the son of a Retired Government servant besides 15 Kanal 9 Marlas in Plahi from other illegal occupants.
Encroached land retrieved from Haseeb Drabu, his family
406 Kanals of State, Kahcharie land retrieved in Shopian; 40 shops sealed
SHOPIAN: Acting tough against land grabbers, the District Administration Shopian on Saturday retrieved around 406 kanals of state and kahcharie land during anti-encroachment drives carried out across the district. This includes 35 kanals land encroached by Dr Haseeb Drabu former Finance minister and his family members.
According to an official spokesperson, 40 shops built on State land were also sealed in tehsil Shopian by Executive Magistrate (Tehsildar) Shopian. A team of revenue officials under the supervision of Tehsildar also freed 90 kanals of kahcharie and 12 kanals of state land in Ramnagri village during the anti-encroachment drive.
In tehsil Keegam, a team of revenue officials under the Supervision of Tehsildar Keegam at village Pirpora retrieved 15 kanals of state land and 35 kanals of kahcharie which were encroached by Dr Haseeb Drabu former Finance minister and his family members.
In Tehsil Chitragam, Tehsildar Chitragam along with NT Chitragam freed 3 Kanals of encroached land in Village Chitragam. The land was retrieved from the brother of Ex. MLC.
Similarly, in Tehsil Barbugh, 149 kanals and 10 marlas of kahcharie land was reclaimed at Hardoo Handew, in tehsil Keller, 16 kanals of state land was retrieved in Batmuran Wanpora, in Tehsil Herman 31 kanals and 11 marlas of kahcharie and 13 kanals and 9 marlas of state land was retrieved in Nagisheran and in tehsil Zainapora, 40 kanals and 12 marlas of kahcharie land was freed from the land grabbers.
The retrieved land shall be earmarked for various developmental projects, playgrounds, village centric amenities and various other development and public welfare purposes in consultation with PRIs and local people.
Anti-encroachment drives are underway across the district and thousands of kanals of land have been reclaimed by the revenue department in the past few days.
The land includes high value land worth Rs 2. 41 crore in Basohli sub division.
Pertinently, the Kathua Administration has activated men and machinery on mission mode to evict the illegal occupants and retrieve the state land. Meanwhile, In continuation to the anti-encroachment drive, the district administration Jammu retrieved prime Government Land measuring 20 Kanal 05 Marla here at village Machallian Nagbani of Domana area.
In a joint anti-encroachment drive, teams of revenue officers, police and other concerned officials retrieved over 20 kanals of State land worth crores from the encroachers in Domana area.
The Deputy Commissioner appreciated the efforts of revenue officers and asked them to leave no stone unturned to retrieve the state land from the encroachers.