District Collector K Shashanka on Tuesday instructed officials to speed up the investigation into encroachment of government and tank lands in Bommakal village on the outskirts of Karimnagar town.
The Collector was speaking at a review meeting with members of the investigation team including RDO Anand Kumar and urban and rural Tahsildhars at his camp office here.
Shashanka asked officials to complete the probe as early as possible and mark boundaries of the encroached lands after completion of survey. Stating that land- grabbing had taken place just outside Karimnagar town, he warned of severe action against the culprits. Illegal structures would be removed after completion of survey, he said, and asked official to demolish illegal structures constructed on government lands.
Stating that surveys would also be taken up in other survey numbers, he said action would be taken against panchayat raj officials who gave permission for construction of houses in government and tank lands. Action would also be taken against registration department officials for illegal land registrations.
He also made it clear that all illegal land registrations would be cancelled.