JAMMU, Jan 29: Acting on the directions of Lt Governor of J&K, a major anti-encroachment drive is currently underway in the Union Territory during which around 4,46,804 kanal State/Kahcharai land under illegal occupation of land mafia and big businessman including ex-MLAs have been retrieved till date in six districts by the respective district administration with the help of police.
In Rajouri district, the teams of police and revenue officers/officials visited different tehsils including Rajouri, Darhal, Thanamandi, Nowshera, Qila Darhal, Sunderbani, Siot, Kalakote, Terayth, Beripatan, Manjakote, Moughla and Khawas and retrieved 275867 kanals and 12 marlas of state land till date.
The state land retrieved from the illegal occupants included 7546 kanals and 5 marlas of kacharai land and 268321 kanals and 7 marlas of state land, including Roshni land. Today itself, Tehsildar Teryath recovered 4 kanal prime state land in village Keri, Tehsildar Kalakote and his team retrieved 62 kanal state land in village Kural while 93 kanal land was recovered in village Mangal Dei of Nowshera Tehsil.
In Poonch district, against 125030 kanal encroached land, 122277 kanal and 8 marlas have been retrieved till date. Similarly, out of total encroached 8530.16 kanal of kahcharai land, 8391 kanal have been retrieved in different parts of the district.
In the last one week, 7 kanal high value state-land worth Rs 1.80 crores has been retrieved near Mini Secretariat Mendhar. Likewise, 75 Kanals abi-land and 171 Kanal of state land have been retrieved from different encroachers. Another parcel of 207 kanal of land retrieved from different encroachers at Mendhar. In Tehsil Mandi, 370 Kanal of land was retrieved while around 75 kanal land worth Rs 1.87 crore encroached by an Ex MLA has also been retrieved in Lassana.
Till date, Kishtwar district administration has retrieved state land including Roshini land measuring around 47552 kanal and 8.5 Marla out of the total 64192 Kanal encroached State/Roshini land in the district. A joint anti-encroachment drive was also today launched under the supervision of Tehsildar Kishtwar Umar Muneeb. The team retrieved long occupied common land at the prime location of Hidyal Pond, Kishtwar.
In Kulgam district, the district administration has retrieved State land including Roshini land measuring around 47552 kanal and 8.5 marla out of a total of 64192 kanal of encroached State/Roshini land in the district till date. Under Kahcharai land, a total of 384 kanal and 6 marla land has been retrieved out of the total encroached 572 kanal of land.
In Udhampur district, an anti encroachment drive was conducted today at village Chakhar, Narsoo, Mand and village Tikri of tehsil Udhampur. During the drive, 76 kanal and 5 marla land was restored from illegal encroachers in village Chakhar, while prime land measuring 20 kanal was retrieved in village Narsoo, 60 kanal at Mand and 37 kanal at Tikri.
In Sub Division Chenani, 59 kanal and 11 marla of State land at prime locations were retrieved in village Ancha and Batna while at village Khoon of Tehsil Majalta, 65 kanal of kahcharai and state land was retrieved at prime locations near Dhar Road.
District Administration Samba today retrieved prime commercial Roshni land near Mansar Morh on National Highway. The illegal possession was retrieved after a day-long anti encroachment drive. A JCB Machine was deployed for dismantling the RCC structures, boundary walls, pavements etc constructed on the land. Revenue officers informed that Roshni land measuring 3 Kanal under Khasra number 97/66 and 3 kanal and 4 marla under Khasra number 97/66 have been retrieved.