Tue. Feb 27th, 2024


Dera Bassi – In continuation of the instructions of Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann to vacate each inch of Panchayat land from the unlawful possession, Punjab Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats S. Laljit Singh Bhullar, on Tuesday, drove a tractor to evict the 100 acres of panchayat land at Village Sundran in Dera Bassi Block.

          After finishing the eviction process, the Cabinet Minister knowledgeable that panchayat land, measuring 100 acres, was encroached upon by the residents. He stated the land falls in residential and industrial areas and has market worth of round Rs.100 crores. He added that the remainder of the 12 acres is below court docket keep and the officers have been requested to comply with up the case strongly to get our proper again.

          S. Bhullar stated that the Rural Development and Panchayat Department has acquired large success in its drive towards the encroachments within the state, and to date, a complete of 12100 acres of land has been taken again from unlawful possession and handed over to the Gram Panchayats of the involved villages to lease it to the native residents in addition to improve revenue of Panchayat.

          He stated the transfer towards the encroachments will proceed until the eviction of 100% of panchayat land and the division officers have been requested to finish the formalities and get rid of the instances with them on the earliest in addition to following the fits filed in numerous Courts by the encroachers commonly to strengthen the declare of the division. He warned the officers who’re conniving with the encroachers to take care of the unlawful possession, can be dealt strictly.

          The minister stated, the land took in possession from the encroachers serving to the division to generate extra income sources, including that the division would proceed its drive towards the encroachers. 

          The Cabinet Minister additionally warned the encroachers that in case they once more tried to illegally occupy the evicted land, FIRs can be lodged towards them.

          The officers current on the positioning included ADC (Rural Development) Sonam Chaudhary, Joint Director (Shamlat Cell) Jagwinderjit Singh Sandhu, SP (Rural) Manpreet Singh, ASP Dera Bassi Ms Darpan Ahluwalia, DDPO Amaninder Singh Chauhan, BDPO Ravneet Kaur.

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