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Encroachments removed from Guttala Begumpet Waqf land

Hyderabad: Taking a major step in connection with removal of encroachment from Waqf land of Eidgah Guttala Begumpet, large scale demolition was carried out with the help of Revenue and Police department.

Chief Executive Officer Waqf Board Mohammed Asadullah had written a letter to District Collector Hyderabad and concerned Municipal officials requesting to carry out demolition work.

Recently the Supreme Court, while rejecting the ownership claim by illegal occupants, in connection with the 90 acre land parcel, had directed Waqf Board to issue fresh notifications and provide opportunity to other claimants to prove their ownership.

Waqf Board decided to remove illegal occupation before releasing fresh notification. Unauthorised constructions were on full swing following Supreme Court order.

Waqf Board has decided to release fresh notification after completing demolition work. Following which other claimants can approach Waqf Tribunal while producing their documents.

A team of Waqf Board officials began demolition work on Sunday from 11 am which continued till 3 pm. Encroachers and their supporters tried to disrupt the work by staging protest, however police intervened and controlled the situation. Rangareddy Deputy Collector told the claimants that the action has been taken in the light of Supreme Court orders.

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