About 57,423 acres of Wakf land encroached, details submitted

Hyderabad: Telangana’s Wakf Board which has always been regarded with land encroachment cases. It has started submitting details of properties as per the Chief Minister’s orders.

According to the report in Telangana Today, Around 57,423 acres of the 77,538 acres of land endowed with the Wakf encroaches across the State. According to the first survey, there are 33,929 Wakf institutions in Telangana.

A special team has been formed to submit the details of Wakf properties in the state to district collectors, revenue divisional officers, and sub-registrar said Mohd Saleem, chairman, Telangana State Wakf Board.he added that the authorities are being asked to check the gazettes notification before clearing registration of the Wakf properties or allowing construction.

The board will also conduct a special drive to identify the latest encroachments if any and immediately take up the issue with the local police, revenue, and municipal authorities.

He further said that huge land parcels mainly across the city have encroached in recent years. Major encroachments running into hundreds of acres are in Mamidpally, Pahadishareef, Jalpally, Attapur, Vikarabad, and Guttala Begumpet.

“We are filing FIR against the land grabbers and initiating legal action. Similarly, we are hiring renowned advocates to fight cases in the court,” he said. The Board is fighting about 2,000 cases in different courts against encroachers.

The Wakf Board appealed to the people to check the Wakf Gazette before purchasing properties to avoid problems and regrets later. “Several encroachments on Wakf properties have been demolished by our Task Force teams with the help of local municipal personnel and police,” said Saleem.