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Ghaziabad: Man dies after getting demolition notice for his house of 40 years

The man’s family claimed he died after he was told about the notice for demolition of his Ambedkar Nagar house

noida Updated: Jul 05, 2017 10:55 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times/Ghaziabad
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The family members of Lal Singh, 55, said he collapsed and started vomiting after they told him about the demolition notice from the UPSIDC.

The family of a 55-year-old man, who died on Tuesday, claimed that he suffered health complication following a demolition notice sent by the Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC).

The notice was also sent to other residents of Vijay Nagar area under ‘anti-land mafia’ drive directed by the state government.

Family of Lal Singh, the victim, said that he went anxious after he heard about the notice being served for demolition of the house at Ambedkar Nagar.

“When we received the notice for demolition, we told our father about it on Tuesday afternoon. He was a daily wager and had just returned from work. As soon as he heard about the demolition, he collapsed and started vomiting and suffered loose motions. We rushed him to a nearby hospital where doctors referred him to a higher hospital but he died midway,” said Sonu Kumar, Lal Singh’s son.

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Hundreds of residents have built houses over the land in Ambedkar Nagar.

“We have been staying here for past 40 years but we never came to know that our house was illegal. We approached the police too, but they refused to help us,” he said.

However, district magistrate Ministhy S said she will order an inquiry into the death to know whether it had any connection with the notice or not.

“I will ask an additional district magistrate to check up the incident. The agency served notice as per government’s directions and as per law and has no role in the death. The notices are being served by different agencies for encroachers on government land. The land mafias have sold the valuable land to people and escaped. But this drive will figure out encroachers and people who sold land illegally,” she said.

The notice, dated June 30, was served by UPSIDC for illegal encroachment on its plot number A 11 and 12 at South Side GT Road adjacent to NH-24. The 15 days notice to residents said that permanent constructions were illegal and should be demolished within 15 days, else the corporation will take up demolition activity and charges will be levied on the occupants.

First Published: Jul 05, 2017 00:22 IST