SDM, Tehsildar and Naib Tehsildar lead the counter action as 321 Kanals of state land is retrieved in Mendhar!
‘The equation was simple for the revenue empire in sub division Mendhar and it was on the following lines, do, or do not. There is no try here. 333 Kanals and that to a state land had been grabbed and hauled up for their futuristic designs by a cornucopia of greedy, corrupt individuals but it all came to naught as the revenue empire in sub division Mendhar struck back and perhaps that’s the way to do it’
‘The fighters who were chasing this land grab were among the best in the state empire. But so far they have not moved. The encroachers thought they would never because the men with devious designs on state lands thought that either the revenue officials weren’t good enough, or they were simply not bothered. Only a lunatic would have taken this plunge which the band of encroachers took and challenged the revenue officials. But they were caught off guard as one Army personnel entered the fray and thereafter it was just smothering up to be done with DC Poonch Inderjeet scrambling the top guns in sub division Mendhar to just pull this one through. Thereafter the SDM Dr Sahil Jandyal, Tehsildar Dr. Vikram Kumar and Naib Tehsildar Ashfaq Ahmed fani in all guns blazing and the result was that the state land was freed’
‘Just as a reminder this is what we had written as we sprang this story. ‘Yes, this is a story of Khasra No. 326 which was once upon a time 333 Kanals but now only fifty remains, the rest has been conveniently gobbled up and the bellies of the corrupt revenue officials are full and they are belching because their hunger has not been satiated! The involvement of politicians, erstwhile government officials and the land mafia cannot be ruled out and it cannot be possible that a man of the caliber of SDM Mendhar does not know about it! He does because he has parked himself on all the complaints that have been made to him. There is not one but many! I’m sure that the revenue officials must be knowing about Mohammed Rashid an army personnel of the village Bhatidhar, Mendhar who is posted in Meerut and has been fighting for this land but no one is paying any heed.’
‘This particular piece of information written by us and presented suddenly went viral and DC Poonch got the heavy rollers moving. And after the sudden move a message was received that a total 321 Kanals out of 333 Kanals land has been retrieved from illegal occupants in Khasra No 326 of village Bhatidhar today in the presence of Tehsildar and Naib Tehsildar under overall supervision of SDM Mendhar. Moreover the retrieved land is now open for grazing. That indeed was a hole in one shot if you all permit me to use golfing terminology’
I had never thought that the revenue officials in the sub division would move in so fast. Never it had happened in Mendhar. If seen in one way it is history that has been created. When we got the tip off and subsequently the details of the story we knew that we had to provide the assists in ensuring that this mass of state land should be saved. The Army man had given us the details with adequate proofs. So we got the story going but it was the action, in fact a sublime one that mattered. When the chips are down, you are given the chance to find the strength you never knew you had and put it toward the greater good. Or go over to the dark side. You know, if that’s how you roll. And the revenue officials certainly did that. Incidentally as we wrote in the story we broke that at least two to three complaints had been made but the action was not forthcoming. Why it did not happen we do not know but what we know is that now it has happened for the good. So it was a great job done by the revenue officials because this is just the beginning and they should carry on remembering that their focus determines their reality. If revenue officials remain focused not an inch of state land can be grabbed. It is only when they play ugly and embarrassing games the land mafia gets all over them with its money power.
Now that the land has been retrieved, let the state make its best use. Mendhar does not have many public utility facilities. This land could be used for that for example in the future a college! That is bound to become a necessity sooner or later in the future. Some foresight into it would be extraordinarily beneficial for the kids who want to steam ahead in life. Anyway that depends upon the administration but this was just an idea that struck me.
Every administrator who makes it to the chair is put there for the people. They get their stints in various departments and institutions in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is part of their life as it moves on and it is like a game of chess. To do well and win you have to make a move. Basically all for the welfare of the people. Knowing which move to make comes with insight and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are accumulated along the way. And mind you there is nothing more graceful and powerful than the ability to respond to awkward situations) with love and acceptance. Because the people expect that. For example the army man Mohammed Rashid would not have risen to the occasion but as a good citizen he did. He had no personal interest here but he upheld the interests of the state and the people. But what the administration did leave everyone spell bound. Let’s all join hands to make District Poonch one of the best places on the planet and by the way it can be done by some stunning administrative actions! By all means the bugles have been blown!