DC Rajouri for stringent action against govt land encroachers

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RAJOURI: The district administration Rajouri has started the process of relief and rehabilitation for displaced families after post-demolition drive in the district besides warning stringent action against those involved in illegal sale-purchase of land and constructions here.
In a statement issued here, it was said that District Administration has provided alternate accommodation to 7 displaced families and an immediate assistance of Rs 25,000 was given to each family apart from ration and essential commodities.
“Authorities have also adopted educational expenses and livelihood of 29 children of displaced families studying in different classes for one year,” it said.
Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who along with ACR Abdul Qayoom Mir, Tehsildar Salam Din, AD FCS&CA Javed Iqbal and other senior officers held a detailed meeting with displaced families also approved the assistance for reconstruction of houses and other compensation as per norms and guidelines in place for displaced persons, said a statement.
A team comprising Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Assistant Commissioner Development and District Social Welfare Officer has been deputed for resettlement of the 7 displaced families the plan for which was approved. Only the families below poverty line and those displaced due to road alignment are being provided housing and land for resettlement as per norms.
“Meanwhile, details were also shared by the families about the persons who sold the land over a period of many years and accordingly administrations has lodged a case FIR No. 16/2017 u/s 420/467/468/471/447-A RPC at police station Rajouri against the private persons and officials involved in the instant matter,” it said.
A team of officers is already looking into the role of some officials into illegal constructions and wrongful vesting of ownership rights in few cases. A joint team of police along with revenue officials will conduct a detailed investigation.
“SSP Rajouri Yougal Manhas along with Asstt Commissioner Revenue Abdul Qayoom Mir and DySPHQ Jaswant Singh also visited a spot where some locals attempted to create hurdles in fencing of 12 Kanal prime custodian land opposite to district hospital and completed the process,” said a statement. Further, removal of encroachment from main markets and vital roads is also likely to commence and administration has appealed the people to remove their structures from alignment of roads and town markets at their own in the meantime.

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