Revenue Deptt retrieves 26 kanals of migrant land at Thajiwara

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 27: To ensure the protection of Kashmiri migrants land and other immovable property under the Distress Sale Act, the district administration, Anantnag has retrieved 26 Kanals of land belonging to Kashmiri migrants at village Thajiwara in Bijebehara tehsil today.

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The land was retrieved by a team of Revenue officials of Bijebehara led by tehsildar, Ghulam Rasool Bhat. The team removed all encroachments from the migrant property besides dismantling a temporary fruit storage shed which was installed on the land with out any permission.
Tehsildar Bijebehara, Ghulam Rasool Bhat told Excelsior that they had received complaints about the encroachment of the land from the migrants and on the directives of DC Anantnag they restored the 26 kanals of land at Thajiwara out of which sheds for fruit were constructed on four Kanals of land.
He said Bijbehara tehsil office has received 70 complaints of encroachment and out of them 40 were disposed off. He said that this was the big compliant in which huge 26 Kanals of land were encroached.
Thesildar also said that under the Distress Sale Act people who have taken possession of the land under attorney had also to vacate that land as such attorneys under the Distress Sale Act are null and void.
He asked such people who have taken the possession of the migrant property on the basis of attorney to vacate the land themselves.
It may be recalled that Deputy Commissioner (DC), Anantnag, Dr Piyush Singla has yesterday said that 22 evictions on migrants land and property have been carried out in the district. Further 9 Lagan notices have been issued and 10 demarcations have been completed so far.
DC has also issued directives to Revenue officials to ensure speedy disposal of migrant complaints under law.