J&K Govt to slap PSA against land grabbers
With media exposing various land scams in Jammu, the J-K government decided to impose Public Safety Act (PSA) against the land grabbers if they do not vacate the encroached prime lands of the government.
Jammu: With media exposing various land
scams in Jammu, the J-K government on Wednesday decided to impose
Public Safety Act (PSA) against the land grabbers if they do
not vacate the encroached prime lands of the government.
"We ask the land grabbers to vacate the government
land voluntarily, otherwise they will face action under PSA,"
Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla
said while interacting with people in Channi Himat area.
He asked the people not to encroach government lands
and said that revenue department has asked the Divisional
Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners to identify the land
grabbers and take stern action against them.
During the past week, there were media reports
highlighting politician, bureaucrats and police officers
involved in grabbing prime lands in Jammu city.
Instructions have been issued to revenue staff to stop
giving ownership rights of `gair mumkin khuds` (unorganised
wetlands), which were the main source of encroachment by the
land grabbers, he said.
Bhalla warned the officials against patronising and
officially supporting the land grabbers.
It may be recalled that the famous Gol Mahal heritage
monument was damaged by the Property Dealers despite a probe
ordered by government to stop any further encroachment and
destruction of the monument.