ANANTNAG: Acting tough against encroachers, the District Administration Anantnag today took over an illegal commercial structure belonging to Ex MLA Homeshalibugh and National Conference Senior Leader, Abdul Majeed Larmi at LG Pora in Anantnag.
The structure had been erected by encroaching on Shamilat 4 land close to NH44. The property is situated on a prime piece of land. As per reports, the property worth over Rs 50 lakhs including the land was being rented out to various businesses.
A senior revenue official said that there has been a full onslaught on encroachers in Anantnag who have occupied prime pieces of State/ Shamilat lands for their own benefits. Influential encroachers who have abused their official positions to amass ill gotten gains are the priority for removal of encroachments. He said that the vacated buildings and lands can be put to public use.
It is in place to mention that a few days ago a notice had also been issued to Abdul Majeed Larmi regarding the encroachment which was followed up with decisive action today.
A senior revenue official said that while encroachments on the road side including fencings have been demolished, the main building has been taken over by the Revenue department.