Ghaziabad: Three home constructed ‘illegally’ on land earmarked for pond razed down

Ghaziabad The district administration, together with police, took up a serious demolition drive on Thursday afternoon and razed down three homes, which officers mentioned had been illegally constructed over a land earmarked for a pond in Usmangarhi locality close to Dasna in Ghaziabad.

Bulldozers had been rolled out amid heavy police presence because the district officers anticipated resistance from the locals however the drive remained largely peaceable.

Police mentioned that the land was encroached upon by a person recognized as Mohammad Usman and his relations. Officers mentioned the hoses had been constructed a number of a long time in the past and that the estimated worth of the land, on which the dwellings had been constructed, is about 2 crore.

“There are a number of homes belonging to Usman’s household. They’ve managed to acquire a keep from a court docket in 2011. The homes, on which there’s a keep from the court docket, weren’t demolished whereas three others had been taken down. Correct notices had been additionally served earlier than the demolition drive,” mentioned Vinay Kumar Singh, sub-divisional Justice of the Peace including {that a} suggestion has additionally been made for declaring Usman as a kingpin of land mafia.

Police mentioned Usman is concerned in a number of prison circumstances. “He has 4 prison circumstances registered towards him, together with a case of dacoity. The land is earmarked for a pond in income information and has been illegally encroached upon by Usman and his relations,” mentioned superintendent of police (rural) Iraj Raja.

When contacted, Usman mentioned he’s being singled out and focused as he supported opposition events throughout totally different elections. “For this reason the administration has a grudge towards me and my household. They pasted the discover on Wednesday and took up the demolition drive the following day. The world has about 700-800 different homes however none of them had been demolished. The locality was not developed by me however another individual, whose title occurs to be Usman. The demolition drive towards my homes is a biased transfer,” mentioned Usman including that he received three ponds developed within the locality on his personal.

Within the Hinchlal Tiwari vs Kamala Devi case of 2001, the Supreme Court docket mentioned in its judgement, “It is very important discover that the fabric assets of the group like forests, tanks, ponds, hillock, mountain and so forth. are nature’s bounty. They preserve delicate ecological steadiness. They should be protected for a correct and wholesome atmosphere which permits folks to get pleasure from a high quality life which is the essence of the assured proper underneath Article 21 of the Structure.”

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