Work in tandem to break nexus between land grabbers and land mafia: Dy CM to officers

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Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh today has directed the concerned officers to work in tandem so as to break the nexus created by land grabbers and land Mafia while ensuring stringent action against them.
Deputy CM gave these directions while chairing a high level meet to discuss the modalities for early demarcation and handing over of land by revenue department to JDA here at Jammu today.
‘There is an immediate need to start anti encroachment drives for retrieval of encroached land at village Sidhra, Majeen and Rangoora which has been occupied illegally by private players for their vested interests’ said Dy CM during
the meeting.
Deputy CM called for expediting the pace of work by all the concerned departments for positive results so that various developmental works being executed by JDA are not hampered.
Dr. Singh also directed for swift resolving of all those cases where land encroachment has become a major bottleneck due to long drawn issue of land transfer from revenue to JDA.
Reviewing the case of land encroachment at Gole Gujral, Roop Nagar Extn. and Sidhra, the Dr Nirmal Singh directed for formulation of a strategy to ensure rapid disposal of cases.
Deputy Chief Minister also directed for constituting appraisal committee which will prepare a comprehensive report regarding vacant and encroached JDA land.
He also directed the officers to speed up the process of land acquisition at Gole Gujral, Kot Bhalwal, Roop Nagar Extn., and Birpur for establishment of upcoming colonies at these sites. He further directed DC Jammu to hand over 1000Kanals at Village Deeli and 226 Kanals at Kot Bhalwal to JDA while ensuring stringent action against land grabbers and local miscreants.
Regarding the issue of providing Police contingent to JDA on a permanent basis, Dy CM said that proposal may be put up for setting up of JDA police station with special powers for
dealing with the issue of land grabbing and land encroachment.
He further directed the Revenue department, JDA and Forest Department to maintain their records in such a way that no dispute on the title of the land arises and hence derails the pace of developmental works.
Among others present in the meeting were Commissioner Secretary H&UDCO Hirdesh Kumar, Chief Conservator Forest Jammu, Deputy Commissioner Samba Sheetal Nanda, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Simrandeep Singh, Vice Chairman JDA Mubarak Singh, Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corp Manmohan Singh, MD JK Housing Board, DIG Ashkoor Wani and SSP Jammu and Samba.

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