Srinagar: The enforcement wing of Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) conducted anti-encroachment drive in Tsuntikul Chinar Bagh, downstream of Fakhri, Kashmir Bridge here.

An official statement said that during the drive many illegal structures were demolished. The demolition drive was held under the supervision of enforcement officer Tariq Ahmad, assistant executive engineer Neelofar Jan, junior engineer Fayaz Makhdoomi along with naib tehsildar Javeed Ahmad, said the statement, adding a contingent of  police from Khothibagh police station also assisted in this drive.

“Most of the sheds erected by dwellers had been already rehabilitated by. There was serous resistance and some people created hurdles in carrying out the drive. However the enforcement wing removed the illegal structure,” said the statement.

The authorities have requested people to refrain from raising illegal constructions and encroachments on Dal Lake. “Strict action shall be taken against those found indulging in such activities,” the statement said.


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