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Anti-encroachment drive held at Keller, Shopian

Anti-encroachment drive held at Keller, Shopian
SHOPIAN, AUGUST 03: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Shopian, a team of officers headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Shopian,
Mushtaq Ahmed Simnani, today visited Keller Shopian to take stern action against those involved in encroachment of forest land for their residential purposes.
The team includes Assistant Commissioner (Revenue), Divisional Forest Officer Shopian, Tehsildar Keller, Block Development Officer Keller, Range Officer and other officers and officials of Revenue and Forest Department.
The team started on-the-spot lodging of FIRs along with impounding the belongings of the encroachers. The team also lodged three FIRs against the violators and warned them about any kind of encroachments in future.
Additional Deputy Commissioner on the occasion said that anti-encroachment drive will be a regular feature now and the offenders’ belongings will not be returned to make a lasting impact and they will be brought to book.
The team has been costituted by Deputy Commissioner to monitor the situation strictly and also take action under law against the offenders.
It was informed that 30 FIRs have already been lodged before against the encroachers besides seven
7 persons stand booked under Public Safety Act (PSA).
Meanwhile, the people of the area were warned against encroachment of forest land and it was decided that such drives will now be conducted on weekly basis and nobody will be allowed to make any construction near the standing trees of the forest land.


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