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Srinagar: In a bold action which is hailed by people across the board, revenue authorities on Saturday retrieved almost ten kanals of land at Friends Enclave Humhama, known popularly as Bureaucratic Colony as most of the top officers of civil and police administration reside there.

The revenue officials headed by a Tehsildar rank official conducted the anti-encroachment drive at two places in Humhama including Friends Enclave.

Sources said that the illegally occupied land, retrieved by the officials, was held by top police officers of SSP and IGP rank besides officials of SKICC and Handloom.

Also, the hurdles were created by some illegal “occupants”, one of them a retired official and one a senior officer at SKICC and other also a top officer.

“I have lodged an FIR against them with DO Humhama and non-bailable warrants should be issued against them,” concerned Tehsildar Nusrat Aziz whileGNS) nfirming the drive. She said that these three persons tried to interfere with due process of land and tried to manhandle the officials who were “doing their official duty.”

“Law is the same for every individual and nobody should be allowed to occupy state land illegally and today’s action was part of it,” the Tehsildar said.

She said that ten kanals of land were retrieved in the anti-encroachment drive and illegal structures in the shape of tin boundaries were removed.

The officials who had allegedly occupied the land in excess of allotted to them include former SSP and PDP leader Bari Andrabi and Joint director SKICC Ishfaq Ahmad. (GNS)