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BJP's policy of regularising encroachments damaging: Mahajan

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Shimla, Mar 2 (UNI) The Himachal Pradesh Assembly today witnessed uproarious scenes after state Revenue Minister Sat Mahajan described the previous BJP government's policy of regularising encroachments on government land damaging to the state.

Replying to a question by Ravinder Singh (BJP), during the Question Hour, he said the previous BJP government's policy of regularising encroachment had totally destroyed the revenue policy of the state.

He said 42,180 cases were pending in different revenue courts of the state, out of which 6,317 cases were sub-judice for more then three years.

The revenue minister informed the House that about 5,000 cases were struck up due to forest consolidation alone in Kinnuar district, while 1,948 cases in Kangra district were with the Director Consolidation.

He said that to expedite early disposal of revenue cases, the state government has ordered all divisional commissioners to hold circuit courts for four days in a month at sub divisional headquarters.

The government would also fix a certain time frame to settle the revenue court cases, he said.

The House again witnessed noisy scenes after Mr Mahajan said revenue records, including Mussavi and latha, were found missing that was causing delay in settling revenue cases.

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