AKHNOOR, July 21 Acting upon the directions issued by Deputy Commissioner Jammu, an anti -encroachment drive has been launched in Sub Division Akhnoor.
Under the said drive, SDM Akhnoor, Tehsildar Akhnoor, Naib Tehsildar Akhnoor alongwith police retrieved about 1590 kanal of state, Kacharai and common land in Sub Division Akhnoor .
At village Amabaran, encroachment from Kacharai land was removed by demolishing various structures, foundations and fencing from Khasra No 1400 measuring 1250 kanals. Besides 198 Kanals of State land bearing Khasra No. 1357 situated at village Sungal, 130 Kanals of State land bearing Khasra Na. 901 at village Gurha Jagir and 11 kanal-09 Marlas of Common Land (Pond) at village Palwan was also retrieved.
Besides retrieval of encroached land, the sign boards mentioning the title of the land were also affixed in the retrieved land. The field staff was directed to keep strict vigil to check any kind of attempt to encroach the State/common land.
District administration warned that drive will continue till all the encroachment is removed from State land, Kacharai land,common land, Gair Mumkin Khad (water bodies) and the trespassers/encroachers will be booked under law.