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ANI (2006.1.2): Demolition drive against illegal properties in Uttaranchal

Udham Singh Nagar (Uttaranchal): District administration in Uttaranchal started a demolition drive against buildings constructed on government land in Udham Singh Nagar on Monday.

Following a recent order by the Supreme Court, authorities recovered farms of over 1050 acres, which were illegally occupied by some farmers and demolished around 121 houses of the occupants.

Police assistance was sought to cane-charge the farmers who resisted the demolition drive. Some of the farmers were also injured during the protest.