Authorities on Sunday retrieved Kahcharai land, measuring 9 kanals and 7 marlas during a massive anti-encroachment drive at Friends Enclave Humhama here.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Budgam, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani said a joint team of Revenue, Municipality and Police departments headed by Tehsildar Budgam Nusrat Aziz was directed to launch the drive to remove all encroachments on Kahcharai land which can be used for community purposes in the area.
The ADC said as per action taken report submitted by Tehsildar Budgam, when her team went to the spot to remove encroachments and retrieved the grabbed land, one person attempted to sabotage the drive by misbehaving and trying to manhandle the team members in order to create obstacles.
However, despite stiff resistance from the person, illegal construction including concrete walls and tin sheet fencing, constructed on the said land was removed by the team and land of 9 kanals and 7 marlas under survey No. 1076/2. The said person who attempted to sabotage the drive was booked under FIR No 159/2019 for creating obstacles during the drive.
Meanwhile, the ADC also clarified that a news portal had misquoted Tehsildar Budgam and has wrongly mentioned an officer’s name in a news item which is a figment of the agency’s imagination.
The ADC said the DDC Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar has given strict directions to speed up the drive against the land encroachments. He said that the drive will continue in all tehsils of the district and all encroachments on state as well as Kahcharai land will be removed. He also said strict action will be taken against the encroachers for indulging in unlawful activities.
Meanwhile, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir RTI Movement Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat has hailed the action of the lady officer.
In a statement he said, “A lady Revenue officer who has been posted in Budgam only a few months back has been after the land mafia from day one.”
He urged other Tehsildars to also work in the same direction. “ We appeal Chief Secretary to confer state award for meritorious service on Tehsildar Budgam, Nusrat Aziz, as her work is exemplary and demands lots of appreciation from the government so that more and more young officers also come forward and work in a similar way ,” he added.