24 fined Rs 25,000 each for encroaching on evicted govt land in Baramulla
Post by Noor Mohi-ud-din on Friday, April 21, 2023
Baramulla, Apr 20:In an effort to crackdown on encroachment of government land, the authorities in Wagoora tehsil of north Kashmir Baramulla district has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on 24 individuals who were identified as repeat encroachers and who have again encroached upon evicted government land within the tehsil.
The move comes after at least 170 kanals of state/kahcharai land were retrieved from the encroachers at Kachwa Maqam area of the tehsil and handed over to the Rural Development Department for undertaking various kinds of development.
However, the encroachers later again encroached upon the evicted land, prompting the harsh step.
Tehsildar Wagoora, Mubashir Amin (JKAS), said the move was taken to send a stern message to the encroachers over grabbing the government land.
He added that the identified encroachers were also called in his chamber and cautioned against encroaching the land again, but despite warnings, they didn't desist.
The government earlier took the step to retrieve the state land, including Roshni and Kahcharai land and had instructed all Deputy Commissioners to ensure that all encroachments are removed to the extent of 100 percent by January 31, 2023.
The Tehsildar warned the encroachers to desist from violating the government directives in the future and asking them to remove the encroachments immediately