Representational Image | Despite repeated notices against encroachments, people continued constructing houses on forest land in Bagjala in Haldwani district. The administration razed eight under-construction unauthorised houses today.

By Tribune News Service

Sumedha Sharma

Gurugram, August 3

Adopting Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath bulldozer “justice” system, the law enforcement agencies in Nuh’s Tauru bulldozed 250 shanties of “illegal” immigrants, the majority of whom were named as accused in the recent communal violence.

The shanties are learnt to be illegal encroachments on HSVP land for the past four years and were allegedly inhabited by illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

The district authorities accompanied by heavy police force carried out the operation today, later claiming the shanties were illegal. They, however, could not justify the urgency of the demolitions during the current communal tension and curfew.

Sources in the police revealed that the majority of mobsters who pelted stones in and around Tauru, and attacked shops and people, were from the settlement and had even shared photos or videos of their acts.

Using CCTV footage and videos, the local police have identified the houses from where most of the stone pelting was orchestrated and went on to bulldoze the illegal encroachments.

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