118 years later, 417 acres at Fatehgarh Sahib village freed

118 years later, 417 acres at Fatehgarh Sahib village freed

Tribune Information Service

Vishav Bharti

Chandigarh/Fatehgarh Sahib, Might 12

Having stayed in unlawful possession for 118 years, the Punjab Authorities acquired vacated 417 acres at a Fatehgarh Sahib village from non-public people at the moment.

The land at Chaleri Kalan village in Sirhind block of the district had been in unlawful possession of a number of non-public people since 1904.

As per info from the Division of Rural Growth and Panchayats, 4 males had occupied 417 acres in 1904. The land was handed on from one technology to a different and was bought illegally to some Dalit households as properly.

The land was in unlawful possession of 63 households, mentioned Narbhinder Singh Grewal, District Growth and Panchayat Officer, Fatehgarh Sahib.

The households occupying the land illegally for over a century tried to battle the battle in courtroom, however they failed to ascertain possession and misplaced the case in 2015.

In the course of the previous seven years, the division, nevertheless, didn’t take possession of the land regardless of having courtroom orders in its favour.

Punjab Minister for Rural Growth and Panchayats Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal mentioned the state authorities would arrange a authorities veterinary hospital at Chaleri Kalan.

Taking stringent motion in opposition to unauthorised occupation of presidency land, the division has eliminated encroachments from 1,008 acres of panchayat land value Rs 302 crore previously 12 days and handed it over to the federal government.

Equally, in Doaba, a potato grower has voluntarily handed over 35 acres, which had been beneath unlawful occupation for years.

The minister identified the tempo of the drive to take away encroachments from panchayat lands had slowed down not too long ago amid strike by Income Division officers. With the strike now over, the division was releasing 200 acres each day within the coming days.

Particular cell fashioned

  • Panchayat Division has arrange a particular cell to eliminate encroachments. It’ll compile knowledge, study authorized and different points and submit a report
  • A quantity will quickly be issued by CM Mann to share data about encroachments on authorities lands, mentioned minister

(With inputs by Surinder Bhardwaj)

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