Jammu & Kashmir

‘No one will be spared’: 4,021 kanal ‘state land’ retrieved across Kupwara, say officials

An almond tree with a deep cut on its trunk as officials order cutting of trees grown on ‘state land’. [FPK Photo/ Umar Farooq]

Kupwara: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Dr. Doifode Sagar Dattatray joint teams of the Revenue department led by the concerned Tehsildars took control of 4,021 kanals of ‘State and Kacharie land’ in various tehsils of the district, an official said on Saturday.

A top official in the administration said that during the ongoing drive, the district administration has retrieved at least 4021 kanals of State and Kahcharai land across the district as of the date which the administration said can be used for community purposes.

Giving Tehsil wise details, the official said that in Tehsil Kupwara, 280 kanals of land have been retrieved during the drive to date which includes 205 kanal kacharie land and 75 kanal state land.

Similarly, in Drugmulla, at least 301 kanals of kahcharai land have been retrieved which include 276 kanals of a single patch of land and 25 kanals which was used for commercial purposes.

In Vilgam Tehsil of the district 1863 kanals of land including 758 kanals of state land and 1105 of kacharie land have been retrieved.

In Kralpora Tehsil, 247 kanals of land have been retrieved which include 142 kanals state land and 105 kanals of Kacharie land.

In Keran Tehsil, 712 kanals of land have been retrieved which include 617 kanals state land and 95 kanals of kacharie land.

In Sogam and Lalpora Tehsils, 114 kanal and 14 marlas have been retrieved from Dardapora Lolab while as 20 kanals from Chandigam and Sogam each.

Similarly, 70 kanals of kacharie and state land have been retrieved from Trehgam Tehsil, while 50 kanals of land in Karnah Tehsil.

Giving further details, the official said that, in the subdivision of Handwara, at least 46 kanal and 15 marlas of state and kacharie land have been retrieved from the encroachers in Tehsil Handwara while as 26 kanals in Taratpora Tehsil, 80 kanals in Langate, 70 kanals in Qalamabad and 116 kanals in Qaziabad and Kralgund Tehsils.

Meanwhile, the deputy commissioner Kupwara, said that the drive will continue and no one will be spared.

While directing the tehsildars and enforcement teams to speed up the drive in their respective jurisdictions, he said that all the encroachments on the State, as well as Kahcharai land, will be removed.

The DC has sought the cooperation of the general public in retrieving the government land. He also warned of action under CrPC in matters of encroachment on State and Kahcharai land. (KNO)


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