Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Unauthorise occupation of State land across J&K - Govt. issues directions to all field functionaries for eviction

16 March 2014
Mohinder Verma
Daily Excelsior, Jammu

Summary : The below article published in the 'Daily Excelsior' highlights the directions taken by the State of Jammu & Kashmir pursuant to the Jagpal Singh case.

On being reprimanded by the High Court the Government has issued directions to all the concerned field functionaries to take immediate steps for the eviction of unauthorised occupants who have encroached State/common land.

The Chief Secretary submitted before the High Court that pursuant to the directions of the Supreme Court in the Jagpal Singh case, a comprehensive scheme has already been formulated and notified to provide for eviction of illegal/unauthorised occupation of common lands.

These submissions before the Court are pursuant to the directions of the Division Bench of the High Court comprising of Chief Justice MM Kumar and Justice Dhiraj Thakur on 4 Sept, 2014 directing the Chief Secretary to file a responce on the illegal encroachment, and also to explain about the future course of action concerning huge encroachment on the State land in J&K.