Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Encroachments cleared in Jaisalmer

Vimal Bhatia, TNN|May 28, 2013, 03.51 AM IST

JAISALMER: Approximately 150 encroachments were removed from the government land at the Amarsagar gram panchayat adjoining Jaisalmer on Monday. The administration using JCB machine demolished houses and other constructions.

A large number of policemen were deployed at the spot. The villagers showed a lot of protest and the administration was even pressurized to stop the drive but they paid no heed and cleared all the illegal encroachments on government land.

The move came after complaints were received about the encroachments and demonstrations by the people of Mali community.

Acting on orders from senior officers, the administration sprung into action and cleared the encroachments. ADM Parshuram Dhanka, ASP Ram Singh Meena, sarpanch Bhojraj Mali, nayab tehsildar Peetambardas Rathi and a large number of policemen were present. Four JCB machines were used to demolish encroachments.

Amarsagar panchayat samiti included within the limits of UIT had a lot of encroachments and dozens of pucca houses were made on the government land. Land had also been encroached by making boundary walls around it.

The drive started at 6am and continued till late evening.

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