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DC Sgr orders audit of encroachments along Jhelum, flood spill channels

Srinagar, Feb 26: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar has ordered a comprehensive audit of encroachments and illegal constructions along the Jhelum River.

A team headed by District Statistics & Evaluation Officer and comprising Executive Engineers of Irrigation & Flood Control Department, Tehsildars and other associated officials has initiated the audit on ground.

 

Illegal constrictions raised without permission will also be audited and apart from action against encroachers proceedings will also be recommended against negligent officials in view of stringent building construction rules along the river and flood spill channels.

During the initial audit as many as 95 encroachments have been identified. Directions have been issued to Assistant Commissioner Revenue to publish the names of encroachers asking to remove the encroachments and vacate the land within two weeks. Further action will be taken on subsequent reports of the audit committee.

The audit will be completed in two weeks’ time which will be followed by a detailed investigation in each case and initiation of criminal proceedings. A team of revenue officials has been constituted by DC Srinagar for strong legal action in each case.