Forest Deptt smashes two concrete structures

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 28: Forest Department launched a massive crackdown and smashed two illegal concrete structures.
A team of Jammu Forest Division with the assistance of Police and District Administration in anti encroachment drive demolished two concrete structures on forest land in Forest Compartment Number 4 Bathindi and retrieved back 150 kanals of forest land.
The operation was supervised by forest team under the supervision of Anup Kumar Soni, DFO Jammu.
The team of forest officials was led by Rakeshwar Singh Rana Range Officer Bahu, alongwith Salamat Ali Block Officer, Chowadhi, Rakeshwar Singh Kurhan Block Officer, Bahu, Maqbool Hussain Block Officer, Bajalta and Anti-Encroachment team.
Anup Kumar Soni said that encroachers raised illegal structures on forest land in Compartment No 4 Bathindi of Village Bathindi. Further upon the request of Forest Department, SSP Jammu Chandan Kohli deployed a police party headed by SDPO East Sajjad Sarwar and SHO Trikuta Nagar Inspector Nayat Ali, who provided assistance for the operation. Deputy Commissioner Jammu deputed Duty Magistrate to tackle law and order situation. In the operation two illegal concrete structures constructed on forest land were demolished and 150 kanals of forest land was vacated.
Soni added that evicted forest area was properly fenced to save it from any further encroachment. Moreover, despite resistance from the encroachers the operation was smoothly conducted, he added.