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Special cell set up to monitor retrieval of forest land in Jammu

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A special anti-encroachment cell has been established here to retrieve and safeguard forest land from land grabbers in region, an said on Sunday.

Commissioner, Jammu,directed the constitution of the special cell.

Members of the cell include forest officer, assistant (revenue), magistrate (south), forest protection force, and Development Authority (JDA) officials.

The decision to set up the cell was taken at a high-level inter-departmental coordination meeting of revenue, police, JDA and forest officials, chaired (PCCF) here on Saturday.

Chugh asked officials concerned to remove encroachment and submit a weekly progress report.

He also called upon forest and police departments to maintain the list of habitual land grabbers so that dossiers may be prepared and such encroachers may be dealt under relevant sections of the Public Safety Act (PSA), the said.

On cases of illegal registration of forest land, the said it was decided that revenue officials will carry out inquiry into such cases.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 14:35 IST