Custodian Deptt takes possession of encroached land at Barota

Excelsior Correspondent

SAMBA , Nov 22:Custodian Department has taken the 385 kanals of land into its possession in Barota Camp of Ramnagar Tehsil of district Samba.
The land was encroached by ex Sarpanch, Prem Pal. DC Samba in the month of September had retrieved the 350 kanals of land which belonged to Custodian Department and recently Custodian Department after taking the possession of the land measured the entire stretch which was 385 kanals. After retrieving the remaining 35 kanals of land from encroacher the Department took it into its possession.
The Custodian Jammu, Mushtaq Ahmed Malik on the instructions of Farooq Ahmed Shah, Custodian General visited the area along with SDM, Vijaypur and tehsildar, Ramgarh and took the land into its possession. Meanwhile, Girdawari of 64 kanals of land on the name of ex Sarpanch was also cancelled by the Revenue authorities. The villagers had made a complaint with Government last year regarding the encroachment of the land.