Latifpura households’ declare a farce, says JIT Chairman

Latifpura households’ declare a farce, says JIT Chairman

Tribune Information Service

Deepkamal Kaur

Jalandhar, January 20

Most households, who misplaced their homes in Latifpura in the course of the December 9 demolition, shifted to the world after 2000. Having studied the land information since Latifpura’s acquisition in August 1975, Jagtar Singh Sanghera, Chairman, Jalandhar Enchancment Belief (JIT), says the declare of the households having been in Latifpura since Partition is a farce.


August 6, 1975: JIT acquired Latifpura as part of its 110 acre Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar

October 18, 1976: JIT took possession of the property

2006: Petition filed by allottee Rabinder Singh for eradicating encroachments on 120-feet highway of Latifpura

August 16, 2012: Punjab and Haryana HC passes order for eradicating encroachments

December 13, 2012: SLP moved within the Supreme Courtroom dismissed

January 9, 2014: Objections acquired from the residents by a sub-committee arrange on the orders of the excessive court docket

November 23, 2022: The excessive court docket directed the JIT to take away the encroachments and provides compliance report on December 12, 2022

“When the matter concerning eviction of encroachers was being heard, the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom had in 2014 directed the JIT to hunt objections from the occupants. Of the 27 litigants, 18 filed objections. There was no response from the remaining 9.They got enough time to furnish the oldest file of residence proof resembling electrical energy invoice or ration card. The oldest file that anybody might present was dated 2000,” he mentioned.

Sanghera mentioned their declare of being right here since Partition is a farce. Administrative officers additionally checked the outdated paperwork and located that the 60 per cent of the world, which the JIT had obtained evacuated, was a sewage pond on the time of acquisition.

To be exact, 16 kanal and eight marla had a depth of two ft to 9 ft and was of extraordinarily inferior high quality until 1979-80.

It’s also learnt from outdated metropolis residents that many of the preliminary settlers had been dairy house owners. In 2000, the MC had initiated an motion to shift all dairies out of town limits and the dairy house owners had been supplied free land at Jamsher dairy complicated. As many of the preliminary settlers shifted to Jamsher, new occupants got here in and encroached upon this property.

It was round this time that some land sharks occupied massive chunks of this prime land simply alongside Mannequin City.

Property sellers like Mohinder Singh Bajwa and Dinesh Dhir, who had been occupying 132 of 241 marlas, are learnt to have are available in round this time. Bajwa owns greater than 22 kanals in Singh village on Nakodar Highway, moreover a property seller’s workplace in posh Mannequin City space. Each his kids are settled in Canada. Dhir, who has been the president of the MC in Sultanpur Lodhi in SAD regime in 2012, owns 429 kanal of properties in Nurmahal and Sultanpur Lodhi (the place he has seven rice mills). He had joined AAP final 12 months put up Vidhan Sabha ballot.

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