Kerala: 3 yr jail term for encroaching Govt land

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Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 5: The Kerala government today decided to promulgate an ordinance to amend the Kerala Land Conservancy Act, 1957 providing for three years' imprisonment and a fine of Rs 50,000 for occupying government land illegally.

Briefing mediapersons after a Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan said punishment for forging registration documents for the purpose would be five years in jail and a fine of Rs 50,000.

The ordinance would be sent to Governor R S Gavai for his assent.


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