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Jan 12, 2010

Encroachment removed to restore road link

Ending a long drawn battle, the demolition squad of the Coimbatore Corporation and revenue authorities on Thursday removed an encroachment on a revenue land on Valluvar Street in Tatabad.

According to authorities, a tiled roof structure was encroaching upon a revenue land measuring 300 ft width and 300 ft length. This led to the disconnection of a link between two roads. Even as the authorities tried to remove the encroachment, the alleged encroacher, who had applied for a patta, resisted it by creating legal hurdles, officials said. The last attempt to remove the encroachment had gone in vain because of a stay order obtained by the encroacher from a court.

On Monday, when officials reached the scene with the demolition team of the Corporation, the official machinery faced resistance and a lawyer entered the scene. The officials were told not to remove the structure till the issue of patta and legal dispute was resolved.

At one stage, the officials preferred a complaint against the lawyer stating that he was preventing them from discharging their duty. The police removed the advocate and after removing the belongings of the encroacher who was said to be an ex-serviceman the official team began the demolition work.

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