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JK govt orders demarcation of Poonch Fort land

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

In an effort to restore the glory of a historic monument, authorities in and Kashmir's district have ordered demarcation of the land pertinent to the Fort to remove encroachments.

District Development Commissioner, Poonch, a three-member team to carry out the exercise and asked to submit its report in two weeks, an official said today.

The team has been constituted with assistant commissioner, revenue as the and tehsildar haveli and municipality as its members.

A stipulated time-period of two weeks has been fixed to carry out the exercise and submit the report for further necessary action, the said.

The of has expressed its concern over encroachments around the and demanded removal of the same and restoration of the beauty of the fort.

The repair and renovation works of the fort are in progress under the supervision of the Archaeological Survey of (ASI).

The removal of encroachments would pave way for restoration of the beauty of one of the oldest forts in the state.

The district administration would issue notices to the encroachers and has appealed them to voluntarily remove encroachments and cooperate in the interest of common good of the people of the district, the said.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 09:50 IST