Monday, December 11, 2023

MIG Colony residents urge DC to make Housing Board land encroachment free

Jamshedpur: Residents of MIG Colony in Adityapur-2 on Monday submitted a memorandum to Saraikela-Kharsawan DC Iqbal Alam Ansari accusing a land encroacher of constructing a building on the property of the Housing Board. Local residents Bimal Ray, R Dhawan, Amit Sahay, Gaytri Singh, Ashok Singh, Ranjan Verma and Kumkum Sinha submitted a memo and urged the DC to take up the matter on priority and make the land free. Locals informed that the construction has started on the vacant land of Housing Board in front of House no 149 and 150. The nearby ground for kids is also been encroached, a resident added.    

The residents had protested the illegal construction and reported the matter to the Housing Board authorities in May earlier this year following which they had sent a team to check out on the validity of the report and had subsequesntly stopped the work.

However, after a lull of  few days, the encroacher identified by local residents as Dinesh Kumar resumed the illegal construction work and when the MIG residents again protested he challenged them stating that he had his men in the Housing Board and nobody could touch him. The residents again informed the Housing Board and the RIT police on Saturday, October 31. Teams from the Housing Board and RIT police station came to the spot and had the work suspended immediately. Since then, there has been a lull. But the colony residents are in a dilemma and a sense of fear is also prevailing among them especially because Dinesh Kumar is reportedly a ruffian while they are peace loving people.

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