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Law of land encroachment needs to be amended: Chavan

Posted on Dec 19, 07:28AM | UNI

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today admitted in the Assembly that the present law regarding illegal construction and land encroachment in the state needs to be revised and assured the House to amend the existing law before March.

He was replying to a query raised by leader of the opposition Eknath Khadse, who demanded for a stern law to curb illegal construction and land encroachment in the state.

Mr Khadse also demanded that a law like the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) be passed so that those who indulge in land encroachement be booked under this law and thus even one inch piece of land could be saved from being encroached henceforth, he added.

To which, Mr Chavan agreed that the present law needs to be revised and assured the house to amend the same before March.

The existing law pertaining to land encroachment is not so stern, resulting in encroachments in the state day by day.