Illegal entries for 11725 kanals of land expunged in Srinagar

Srinagar: The Srinagar district administration has expunged illegal entries for 11,725 kanals of government and kacharai land from revenue records of the district and issued notices to encroachers.
The illegal entries have been cancelled and expunged from revenue records of three Tehsils — totalling an area of 11,724 kanals and 5 marlas of land including 10,865 kanals and 2 marlas of government land and 859 kanals and 3 marlas of kacharai land in North, Khanyar and Panthachowk tehsils.
These illegal entries have been removed from 540 survey numbers in Panthachowk tehsil, 545 in Khanyar tehsil and 1429 in North tehsil.
The Revenue department of the district has also prepared a list of illegal encroachers and occupants of the encroached land. The list reflects 1923 illegal encroachers on 2782 kanals of government land and 2661 illegal encroachers on 5342 kanals of kacharai land in North tehsil, 1352 illegal encroachers on 2224 kanals and 1 marla of government land in Khanyar tehsil, and 513 illegal encroachers on 516 kanals of government land and 859 kanals of kacharai land in Panthachowk tehsil.
It is notable that a comprehensive audit of revenue record was initiated last month in all 7 Tehsils of Srinagar district in compliance with directions of the Financial Commissioner Revenue. The process has been completed in 3 Tehsils whereas it is at final stages in other 4 Tehsils which include Eidgah, Shalteng, Chanpora and South.
The district administration has also set up a team of officials to identify land brokers involved in sale of government land and initiate legal action in each case. It has also urged the general public to report all cases of land encroachments to concerned Tehsildars and assist the administration in its efforts to safeguard government and common land in the district.
In order to avoid illegal entries into revenue records or physical encroachment of land in their respective jurisdictions, the all Sub-Divisional Magistrates and Tehsildars of the district are under strict instructions of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary to do regular scrutiny of revenue records and keep a close vigil on encroachers.
Meanwhile, an extensive drive for retrieval of government and kacharai lands is already underway across the district. In the last one month alone, more than 150 kanals of encroached land has been retrieved in Tehsil Eidgah, Tehsil North, Tehsil Chhanpora and Tehsil Panthachowk.

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