Ghaziabad: DM reviews action taken against land mafia who had encroached upon public property

A meeting of Anti-Land Mafia Task force was held by DM Ritu Maheshwari wherein it was informed by ADM (Admin) that 4 hectare land in Modi Nagar, 800 metres of Nagar Nigam and 280 metres by GDA has been freed from clutches of encroachers. However, at Sadar Tehsil the land has only been partially freed from encroachers, it was told.

At Loni about 2.627 hectare land was identifies to be set free. Adopting a tough stance the DM said that she had in last month directed that all Lehpals were issued a show cause notice do what action has been taken against them and added that all Lekhpals who had shown laxity in work should be penalized.

It also came up that the administration was not getting the required cooperation from the police department. The DM said that all SDMs should start the process of invoking Gangsters Act against the land mafia and all departments including the police should take the process forward. So far there has been no action of attachment of any property it was apprised. All encroachments that have been removed should be re-verified by all departments and especially by Nagar Nigam and the GDA, said the DM. reporter