Eviction drive: Big and influential our target, commoners won't be touched, says LG
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Srinagar, Jan. 19 -- Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said that common masses and poor people wouldn't be touched during the ongoing drive launched by his administration to retrieve state land from encroachers.
"Common man and poor people wouldn't be touched by the administration. The government is concerned to safeguard the interests of poor people," he said.
He said that the influential people misused their positions and encroached on state land in violation of the laws.
Sinha said there were directions from the High Court to retrieve state land from encroachers.
On January 9, the J&K government directed all deputy commissioners to ensure 100% removal of encroachments from State land by January 31, 2023.
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