Mail News Service
Gamharia, June 1: The zonal administration, accompanied by heavy security arrangements, successfully cleared the main gate and boundary wall of Mangalam City, situated near Bikko Mod of Gamharia on the Tata-Kandra main road, from encroachment. The operation took place on Thursday with the use of bulldozers, under the supervision of Deputy Magistrate Circle Inspector Manoj Kumar Singh. A total of 2.03 acres of land was reclaimed from encroachment during the operation.
Prior to this, the Gamharia Zonal Office had issued a notice to the builder, M/s Mangalam Apartments, directing them to vacate the plot. Despite the warning, the builder continued to occupy the land. In response to the builder’s non-compliance, the Zonal Officer decided to take strict action on Thursday.
The administration faced opposition from the residents of the society during the operation. However, their resistance was unsuccessful, and the encroached plot was successfully cleared. Mangalam City, developed by Saurabh Agarwal of Mangalam Developers and Promoters, consists of numerous residential complexes.
The builder had encroached upon a government pond using deceptive means, which had been a matter of dispute with surrounding villagers for several years. The residents had submitted multiple memorandums to the Gamharia Zonal Officer, demanding the removal of encroachment. Taking cognizance of their concerns, Zonal Officer Manoj Kumar initiated the action to reclaim the land. Interestingly, the builder was absent during the entire operation. In anticipation of any potential disturbances, Adityapur police station in-charge Rajen Kumar had deployed an ample police force to maintain law and order.