Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ropar admin removes shamlat land encroachment

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 – 23:15
By Bahadurjit Singh

ROPAR: Ropar Administration finally swung in to action and removed the encroachment from the about 21 acre Shamlat land of the village Phool Khurd near Ropar today and handed over the possession of the same to the Gram Panchayat amidst tight security arrangements.

The officials of the administration led by Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO) Roop Singh and Tehsildar Maj. G.S.Benipal arrived at the spot this afternoon to complete the process of taking back the possession of the land from the encroachers.

A heavy police force led by SP(D) Ropar Raminder Singh and DSPs Harbir Singh Atwal,Satnam Singh was present on the occasion to maintain law and order situation.

It may be mentioned that earlier the about 21 acres of shamlat land of the village had been encroached upon by four brothers of the village for the last several years and they had lost various courts cases filed regarding the land.

The administration was to remove the encroachment on July 5. However, it failed to do so on that day, which has caused resentment among the Panchayat members of the village.

Accusing the administration of adopting dilly dallying tactics over the issue, the Panchayat members had threatened to resign from their posts if the encroachment was not removed by July 11. The administration finally completed the process of removal of encroachment from the land and getting back the possession of the encroached land by leveling the standing crops in the land and installing boundary pillars.

The village Sarpanch Dharampal has expressed his satisfaction over removal of encroachment from the land and getting back the possession of the land. However, one of the encroachers' son Amritpal strongly opposed the action of the administration saying that no prior notice was issued
to them in this regard.

Punjab Newsline Network

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