Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Encroachments on 90 acre panchayati land removed

Tribune News Service|Mohali|March 11

The Rural Development and Panchayat Department, Punjab, claimed to have removed encroachments from 90 acre panchayati land, worth around Rs 90 crore, at Kansala village in New Chandigarh (Mullanpur).
Anurag Verma, Financial Commissioner of the department, said the land was located near Eco City-2 and Omaxe Tower. The land occupants had got a stay from the Punjab and Haryana High Court, but the department’s persistent efforts bore fruit as the High Court had vacated the stay later.
“After vacation of the judgment by the high court, our official got renewed the warrant of possession from DDPO, Mohali and started the process of removal of illegal possession in coordination with revenue and development departments and with the help of local police”, said Verma.
The land was under illegal possession since 2007, he added.