Dimapur, September 18: Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS has notified that number of complaints and reports are being received relating to rampant selling and encroachment of Government land.
The DC said Government’s endeavour is to provide all requisite support to safeguard the rights of the genuine landowners but at the same time illegal activities of encroachment on Government land/ Government quarters will be dealt with sternly as per the provisions contained in Section 5 (1) and 6 (1) of the Nagaland Eviction of Persons in Unauthorized Occupation of Policy Land Act 1971 which entails issuing notice, eviction etc. and illegal occupation may be invite imprisonment and fine.
The notice said in matter of sale and purchase of land within Government acquired area and land coming under the 1934-35 Map of British conquered area, both the buyer and the seller will be liable for action as this is tantamount to illegal transaction and will attract penalty under appropriate section of law.
The DC advised any private person or group desiring to purchase land in and around Kohima town and other Government acquired areas particularly New Secretariat/Thizama area to first obtain necessary clearance from the Deputy Commissioner’s office without which the seller as well as the buyer would be doing so at their own risk and necessary penal action will be initiated as per the relevant provisions of law.
(Page News Service)