Jammu: 4,46,804 kanals of state land have been retrieved in six districts of Jammu and Kashmir with the help of police, Daily Excelsior reported.
The report said the land was under the possession of “land mafia and big businessmen including ex-MLAs” In Rajouri. Revenue officials along with local police retrieved 2,75,867 kanals and 12 marlas of state land to date, it said.
The state land retrieved included 7546 kanals and 5 marlas of kacharai land and 268321 kanals and 7 marlas of state land, including Roshni land.
On Monday, Tehsildar Teryath recovered 4 kanal prime state land in village Keri, Tehsildar Kalakote and his team retrieved 62 kanalstate land in village Kural while 93 kanal land was recovered in village Mangal Dei of Nowshera Tehsil.
In Poonch, 1,22,277 kanal and 8 marlas have been retrieved till date. Similarly, out of total encroached 8530.16 kanal of kahcharai land, 8391 kanal have been retrieved in different parts of the district.
In the last week, 7 kanal high value state-land worth Rs 1.80 crores has been retrieved near Mini Secretariat Mendhar.
75 Kanals abi-land and 171 Kanal of state retrieved from different encroachers. Another parcel of 207 kanal of land was retrieved in Mendhar. In Tehsil Mandi, 370 Kanal of land was retrieved while around 75 kanal land worth Rs 1.87 crore encroached by an Ex MLA has also been retrieved in Lassana, the report said.
Till date, Kishtwar district administration has retrieved state land including Roshini land measuring around 47552 kanal and 8.5 Marla out of the total 64192 Kanal encroached State/Roshini land in the district.
In Kulgam district, the district administration has retrieved state land including Roshini land measuring around 47552 kanal and 8.5 marla out of a total of 64192 kanal of encroached State/Roshini land in the district to date. Under Kahcharai land, a total of 384 kanal and 6 marla land has been retrieved out of the total encroached 572 kanal of land.
In Udhampur district, 76 kanal and 5 marla landwas restored in village Chakhar, while prime land measuring 20 kanal was retrieved in village Narsoo, 60 kanal at Mand and 37 kanal at Tikri.
In Sub Division Chenani, 59 kanal and 11 marla of State land was retrieved in village Ancha and Batna while at village Khoon of Tehsil Majalta, 65 kanal of kahcharai and state land was retrieved at prime locations near Dhar Road.
District Administration Samba today retrieved prime commercial Roshni land near Mansar Morh on National Highway. Revenue officers informed that Roshni land measuring 3 Kanal under Khasra number 97/66 and 3 kanal and 4 marla under Khasra number 97/66 have been retrieved, reported Daily Excelsior.