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Saturday, February 2, 2013
Encroachment’: Vadodara collector orders detailed survey of Jaspur land
Express news service: Jaspur,
Sat Feb 02 2013, 03:40 hrs
a survey by the District Inspector of Land Records (DIRL) of Vadodara
prima facie found encroachment on government land allegedly by
city-based builder Sanjiv alias Sanju Bharambe at Jaspur village in
Padra taluka, the district collector has ordered a detailed survey of
Government land has allegedly been encroached upon to develop resorts on the bank of Mahi in Padra taluka of the district.
DIRL team had conducted a primary survey of Block No.1004 on
Wednesday under the supervision of Vadodoara rural sub-divisional
magistrate (SDM) J N Vaghela. In his report submitted to district
collector Vinod Rao on Thursday, the SDM said that prima facie
encroachment was found on around 20 acres of land on the bank of
it is found that government land has been encroached upon by the
development on plots of land," Vaghela told The Indian Express.
Media reports have claimed that Bharambe has encroached upon around
20 acres of government land.
the findings, Rao ordered a detailed survey of land in Block No. 1004
and its surroundings on Thursday.
are several plots of "agricultural" land under 13 survey
numbers in Block No. 1004. During the primary survey, a riverside
resort was found being developed on around two acres of land of
survey numbers 1, 3 and 4. The possession holders of this land had
reportedly told government officials that the development had been
done by Bharambe.
Chetan Sandesara of Sandesara Group, a city-based industrial group,
had bought land of survey numbers 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. The Group is
restoring a fort-like old structure to develop a farm house.
collector has ordered confiscation of land bought by Sandesara.
the primary survey was done to assess on-the-ground situation of the
land, the detailed survey would focus on development on it.
resort alleged to have been developed by Bharmabe has a shed for
horses and buffaloes, a wooden hut and several hillocks with lawn.
The surveyors would measure all this and the construction by
Sandesara, a source said.