Crackdown by Forest Department, illegal structure smashed


JAMMU: A team of Jammu Forest Division, led by Rakeshwar Singh Range Officer Bahu and Diwakar Singh Block Officer, Chowadhi along with other field staff demolished an illegal structure on Forest Land in Compartment No. 8 of Chowadhi Block during an anti-encroachment drive in presence of Police team lead by Vikram Kumar SDPO, Karan Chalotra SHO Channi Himmat and Duty Magistrate Mohd Saleem, Naib Tehsildar Executive Magistrate 1st Class.
Alok Maurya DFO Jammu, supervised the whole operation. Giving details, he said that on request of Forest Department, Anshul Garg Deputy Commissioner Jammu and Chandan Kohli, SSP Jammu deployed Police personnel and deputed Duty Magistrate to tackle law and order situation. In the operation, one illegal structure constructed on forest land was demolished and 2 Kanals of Forest land was retrieved.
The higher officers including K Ramesh Kumar and CF East Circle Samuel Changkija have appreciated efforts of officials and directed to take all measures to prevent encroachment on Forest Land.