Illegal constructions on BHU land razed
AS PART of its anti-encroachment drive, the authorities of Banaras Hindu University demolished around 200 illegal temporary and permanent constructions in Sunder Bagia here on Monday and Tuesday.
Around 200 illegal constructions had sprung up along the boundary of the BHU in the last two decades. As per information, the anti-encroachment squad demolished around 90 illegal constructions on Tuesday while 80 such illegal constructions were demolished on Monday.
Reports said that some people who had encroached upon the BHU land pelted stones on the anti-encroachment squad on Monday but in vain while on Tuesday, the demolition drive was conducted without any resistance. Tuesday’s anti-encroachment drive continued till late in the evening.
Residential allotment of six BHU employees was cancelled as these employees had given illegal power connections to encroachers.
The BHU authorities had also issued notices to 36 employees of BHU who were found guilty of allowing others to encroach upon the land.
Chief proctor of BHU Prof SK Singh said that the demolition drive would continue till the last illegal construction was demolished.
He added that disciplinary action would be initiated against those employees found guilty of encroachment upon the varsity’s land.
He claimed that there was no resistance in the encroachment drive on Tuesday and it went on smoothly.
Members of BHU proctorial board have been deployed for the drive. It may be noted that this is the first demolition drive of BHU authorities in the last 20
to 25 years against illegal encroachments.