JMM leaders rally round the encroachers, threaten agitation
Jamshedpur: Seraikela-Kharsawan district administration has asked the encroachers of Shankarpur in the Industrial Area at Gamharia to remove their illegal structures within 48 hours. In case the encroachment is not removed voluntarily, heavy fine would be imposed on the encroachers, said the district administration authorities in a statement issued here on Tuesday.
A team led by the deputy commissioner (DC) of Seraikela-Kharsawan Chhavi Ranjan and superintendent of police (SP) Chandan Kumar Sinha visited Shankarpur and took stock of the encroached place. During a survey conducted on the occasion, as many as 150 houses were found to have been built on encroached land.
Soon after the survey, the DC directed the encroachers to remove encroachment on their own within the next 48 hours. He sought information from the secretary of Adityapur Industrial Area Development Authority (AIADA) Hari Kumar Keshri and other officials in this regard. He said the administration was ready to remove encroachment at every cost.
The survey and warning by the administration has sent the encroachers scampering. Earlier, notices were issued to 19 persons residing in Phae 8 of Shankarpur Mauja from the Gamharia Circle Office.
Meanwhile, coming out in support of the encroachers, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leaders comprising MLAs Champai Soren, Deepak Birua, Kunal Sarangi and Dashrath Gagrai said they will not allow further displacement of the people. They said the people of various villages including Kalikapur, Badubad and Sidadih had taken shelter in Shankarpur. They alleged that the administration had neither given jobs to the displacement victims nor given any compensation to them.
They alleged that the administration was working at the behest of the state government. The leaders threatened to wage a massive agitation and lodge FIR against the administration for hurling atrocities on the tribal and under-privileged people.