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Illegal to sell or buy land in Govt acquired area: DC Kohima

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, MARCH 24: The Deputy Commissioner of Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie has informed that any person or group desiring to purchase land in and around Kohima town and other government-acquired areas, particularly New Secretariat /Thizama and Lerie area, should first obtain necessary clearance from the DC office.
In a public notice the DC stated that without the official clearance, the seller as well as the buyer would be dealing at their own risk. He warned that necessary penal action will be initiated as per the relevant provisions of law.

According to him, the administration has been receiving a number of complaints and reports relating to rampant selling and encroachment of government land.
While asserting that the government’s endeavour is to provide all requisite support to safeguard the rights of the genuine landowners, the DC however cautioned that illegal encroachment on government land/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 Unauthorised Occupation of Public Land Act 1971, which entails issuing notice, eviction etc., and in case of illegal occupation may invite imprisonment and fine.
Further, in the matter of sale and purchase of land within the 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, he stated. (Page News Service)