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'Housing For The Poor Will Be Built On Land Seized From Mafia Don Atiq Ahmed In Prayagraj' : CM Yogi Adityanath

Lawstreet Journal 27 Oct 2021 5:54pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Executive 'Housing For The Poor Will Be Built On Land Seized From Mafia Don Atiq Ahmed In Prayagraj' : CM Yogi Adityanath

In a stern message to organised crime perpetrators, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said he would soon lay the foundation stone for houses for the poor under the Prime Minister Awas Yojna (PMAY) on land confiscated from jailed mafia don and former MP Atiq Ahmed in Prayagraj.

According to sources, the CM has directed officials to expedite the procedure so that the foundation-laying ceremony can take place as soon as possible.

At the Team - 9 meeting on October 22, 2021, Yogi also directed housing department officials to quickly develop a blueprint for building houses on the land (vacated from mafias and criminals) for homeless, government officials, lawyers, and journalists.

So far, the government has confiscated more than 1.5 acres of land from mafia and anti-social elements. The government has land available for such projects worth at least Rs 1,850 crore. 

According to data provided by the revenue department, more than 1,544,249 acres of land have been freed as of August 15. The revenue department has 4,407 FIRs, 22,992 revenue suits, and 857 civil suits on file. In addition, 187 people have been sentenced to prison, and 2,464 have been identified as encroachers.

During the operation, 41 listed mafia properties were impounded, and 28 people's arm licences were revoked. Mukhtaar Ansari, Atiq Ahmed, and their aides own such properties. In September of this year, officials demolished Atiq's illegal structure on Chakia road in the Khuladabd area of Prayagraj. After demolition, the officials claimed to have freed up approximately… Continue Reading...

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