Nagpur: Acting tough after being rebuked by the National Human Rights Commission, the entire official machinery of Nagpur came together to get the encroachment removed from the land owned by a disabled woman Surekha Manish Gaikwad at Jhingabai Takli on Koradi road.
On Wednesday afternoon, Koradi police station staff, city police commissioner, divisional commissioner, officials from NMC and NIT reached the spot and vacated Gaikwad’s land from the possession of the enchroachers.
Gaikwad owned 2000 sq ft of land in Tawakkal Housing Society at mouza Jhingabai Takli on Koradi road. The land bears khasra number 110 and 111 where the society’s land number is 61. Her plot was encroached upon by some other people who also built 3 hutments on the said piece. She has been running from pillar to post to seek help and also approached all the concerned departments but nothing was initiated as yet. It may be recalled that NIT’s anti-encroachment squad had reached the spot about 7 months back to initiate action, however they were turned away by a furious mob of 200-250 people residing in the colony.
Later, the aggrieved Gaikwad sought help from National Human Rights Commission in New Delhi. The case (4070/13/07/2012) was treated on a serious note and NHRC lashed out at all the concerned departments for their lackadaisical approach in the sensitive case.
Taking strong cognisance of the directives from NHRC, the entire battery of policemen led by deputy police commission Abhinash Kumar reached the spot on Wednesday afternoon. There were around 200 policemen, 100 women staff, vajra, NMC’s Fire department officials, NIT’s anti-encroachment squad under the leadership of Vasant Kanhere, tehsildar, city survey department and policemen from Koradi police station, deployed to counter any opposition from the residents.
Under the cops’ vigil, the entire plot was vacated and people from Gaikwad’s side also laid wired fencing around the land. The entire drive continued for 3-4 hours. General Administration Department will soon submit an action taken report to NHRC.
– RAJEEV RANJAN KUSHWAHA