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Huda threatens strict action as encroachments resurface

india Updated: Jun 18, 2012 00:48 IST
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The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has warned land grabbers in the city to clear all prime public land of any encroachment at the earliest.

Although the civic body had cracked down on violators in a massive anti-encroachment drive in December and January, several huts and shops have resurfaced in areas such as Sector 44-45 (near Kanhai village), Golf Course Road (near Sikandarpur), Sector 43, 32 and 33, among others.

The Huda enforcement team has written to the police for security back-up in anticipation of resistance to another demolition drive.

"We went to Sikandarpur, Kanhai and other sites that are prone to encroachment. We have warned illegal occupants to vacate the land at the earliest, but they haven't followed our instructions," said an official in the enforcement team.

In earlier drives, the HUDA had freed nearly 60 to 70 acres of prime land of encroachment despite strong resistance amid a heavy deployment of the police force.

"If they do not remove their belongings on their own, we will confiscate it and lodge formal complaints with the police," said Huda administrator Praveen Kumar.

Along the road that divided Sector 44 and 45, near Kanhai village, the civic body had freed 30-35 acres of land. However, the authorities had not put up fences to deter further encroachment. At Sikandarpur, traders have again moved beyond the designated boundaries to store material.

A special enforcement team comprising sub-divisional engineers, junior engineers and executive engineers has been formed to free the city of encroachment.