875 Waqf Property Encroachers In Delhi Told To Vacate Land In 15 Days
The Delhi revenue department has issued vacation orders to 875 alleged illegal occupants settled on a Waqf Board property located at Darya Ganj in central Delhi. The order, dated November 28, issued by the Kotwali sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), has given 15-days' time to the alleged encroachers to leave the land occupied by them at the graveyard Taqia Kale Khan on the Meer Dard Road.
The order was issued under Section 55 of the Delhi Waqf Act, 1955, a revenue department official said. After the lapse of 15 days' time, the eviction drive will be started. The Waqf Board chief executive officer has already passed requite orders in this regard under Section 54(3) of the Waqf Act, 1995.
The Waqf Board in Delhi owns about 2,000 properties across the national capital, and nearly 30 per cent of it is illegally encroached, official data show.
With inputs from Housing News