Hoshiarpur: The villagers of Hukran village in Chabbewal Constituency today protested against the illegal encroachment on a piece of land of Waqf Board and made a complaint to the SDM Hoshiarpur. SDM Anand Sagar Sharma ordered the Mehtiana Police to stop the illegal construction and take required action.
ASI Satnam Singh went to the spot along with the police and stopped the illegal construction and summoned the illegal encroachers to produce the documents, if any, on 11th Feb at Mehtiana police station else required action will be taken against them.
On the other hand, Sarpanch Makhan Singh was ignorant about the illegal construction but the villagers claimed that they contacted him but he refused to stop the illegal construction.
The complainants, Rashpal Singh, Sukhwinder Singh, Shinder Singh and others said that the village Panchayat leveled the village pond (Chhapad) a few weeks ago which was situated in the land of Waqf Board.
Rashpal Singh said that some people started encroaching the land with illegal construction and the villagers informed the SDM Hoshiarpur. He also said that the villagers have also been facing the drainage problem as the village Panchayat did not gave any alternative of drainage system after leveling the village pond.
He also alleged that the Sarpanch Makhan Singh ignored their complaint and refused to come to the spot.
When we talked to Sarpanch Makhan Singh, he said that he was not aware about the illegal encroachment. He said that the the drainage problem will be solved in the near future.