Additional Chief Secretary for strict action against those indulging in re-encroachments on public land 

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Dehradun 14 August, 2018Additional Chief Secretary Om Prakash has strictly instructed the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and City Commissioner that if anyone has again encroached upon the public land from where illegal encroachments have been removed, then FIRs under relevant sections of IPC should be registered against such persons.

Om Prakash instructed the vigilance committee of the Anti-encroachment task force to keep vigil on the places where re-encroachments have been done and the related departments should lodge FIRs against such persons immediately.

Om Prakash informed that at places where illegal encroachments have been removed, people have informed that some people have again re-encroached on the public land. After getting this information, Additional Chief Secretary gave strict instructions to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and City Commissioner that they should ensure at their own level that if any re-encroachment on public land is found then they should immediately remove such encroachments and lodge FIRs against such persons.

He instructed the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and City Commissioner that they should instruct their subordinate officers to keep vigil on the places where illegal encroachments have been removed and there should be no fresh encroachments on public land. He warned that if any officer/employees are found slack in this regard then disciplinary proceedings will be initiated against them.

Om Prakash said that after the people of Dehradun brought about re-encroachments to his notice, the anti-encroachment task force has removed these encroachments as per the rules. The work to remove illegal encroachments from the city has been going on which include identification, removal and sealing of such illegal encroachments. Om Prakash said that the administration is getting continuous support of the common people in anti-encroachment drive.  He appealed to the general public that if anyone wants to give any information about encroachments they can provide such information to the Chief of Anti-encroachment task force at Women Industrial Training Centre, IRTD auditorium, Survey Chowk.

Asish Srivastava, Chief of anti-encroachment task force/ Vice-chairman, MDDA informed that in pursuance of orders of the honorable high court, 23 illegal encroachments were identified by the anti-encroachment task force on Tuesday. Till date, a total of 3321 illegal encroachments have been demolished, 6866 illegal encroachments have been identified and 108 buildings have been sealed.

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