The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, May 19
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann warned people encroaching upon Panchayat, shamlat and forest department lands to give the possession to the government by the end of this month.
Mann said, “The people who have illegally encroached on Panchayat, Shamlat, Forest Department or any other government lands in Punjab are requested to vacate their possession by May 31. Because the Punjab government will take strict legal action from June 1 to deal with illegal occupation. A redemption campaign will be launched.”
Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal had also directed all the District Development and Panchayat Officers (DDPO) of the state to release the illegal encroachments on all the government panchayat lands across the state by June 10. During the first phase last year, around 9400 acres of government panchayat lands have been freed from illegal possession and this drive should be accelerated this year.
Dhaliwal said that apart from the court related cases, remaining illegal possession on all the government panchyat lands should be freed by June 10. Pertinently, in the second phase, 469 acres of other government panchayat lands have been freed from illegal encroaches.