Jammu: A cop was injured as people resorted to stone pelting and protests during an anti-encroachment drive at Malik Market in Jammu on Saturday.
As per visuals shared on social media, protesters can be seen pelting stones and blocking the main road. In the protest and stone pelting, a police personnel was injured, Mint reported.
Earlier, when a commercial structure in Malik Market was being dismantled, a huge gathering of people protested and a stone pelting was also reported from the site in presence of civil administration, and armed forces.
Pertinently, the demolition in Jammu and Kashmir continues as the administration has ordered the bulldozing of structures built on ‘state land’.
On Friday, the administration said, over 73 hectares of state land were retrieved during the ongoing anti-encroachment drive in different districts of Jammu division.
The highest — 737 kanals — were retrieved from encroachers across eight tehsils of Ramban district, the official spokesperson said.
Several structures were demolished during the drive in Ramban, Pogal-Paristan (Ukhral), Khari, Ramsoo, Rajgarh, Banihal and Batote.
In another drive, 100 kanals of land was retrieved at Palwan village in Akhnoor while a chunk measuring 23 kanals and 13 marla was retrieved at Partap Singh Pura village in Bishnah.
In Kathua, nearly 495 kanals of state land was retrieved, taking the overall recovery in the district to 1,26,029 kanals and eight marlas, the spokesperson said.
On Friday, state land measuring 127 kanals and five marlas was retrieved in Hiranagar, 194 kanals and 15 marlas in Marheen, 57 kanals and 11 marlas in Dinga Amb, 27 kanals and seven marlas in Basohli, 29 kanals and 13 marlas in Lohai Malhar, 56 kanals and 15 marlas in Mahanpur and one kanal and 13 marlas in Nagri Parole, the spokesperson said.
The Rajouri district administration retrieved over 102 kanals of state land during the daylong drive from Jungrail, Sayal and Choki Handan areas of Nowshera.
Besides, the Sunderbani tehsildar removed encroachment on the Jammu-Poonch Highway and handed it over to the Border Roads Organisation for road extension, the spokesperson added