Monday, February 20, 2012
News Article: Encroachment removed from 25 acres
TNN | Feb 20, 2012, 07.08AM IST
HAZARIBAG: The district administration has made around 25 acres of land encroachment-free during a drive at Charhi on Sunday. The land originally belonged to the agricultural farm yard of the agriculture department.
Police sources said the land was illegally sold by the mafia to various organizations including a girls' high school run by a missionary. The school was there for more than two decades. The land was sold on forged document.
The anti-encroachment drive was led jointly by block development officer of Churchu A Besra and officer in charge of Charhi police station Binod Kumar Singh.
"When the agricultural department asked the occupants to vacate the land, it was ignored. The matter then went to the commissioner of north Chotonagpur division. The district's deputy commissioner after the inquiry found the claims of the agricultural department true and recommended for handing over the land to the agricultural farm," said a source.
The officer in charge of Charhi police station said when all the notices for vacating the land were ignored; police launched a massive drive and broke all the illegal constructions including the portion of school, houses, shops and motor garages.
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