Kaushambi - In the aftermath of the tragic triple murder involving a father-in-law, son-in-law, and a pregnant daughter in a land dispute on September 15, in Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh, the authorities have taken decisive steps. " As of now, nine individuals connected to the heinous crime have been incarcerated, one of the accused is hospitalized," Samar Bahadur the Additional SP told The Mooknayak.
On the eighth day since the incident shook the region, the administration initiated the demolition of illegally encroached homes belonging to the accused, employing heavy machinery like JCBs. Approximately 23 illicitly constructed and partially built houses faced demolition, while others were sternly warned to swiftly evacuate their premises, as their homes would soon meet the same fate.
At the direction of the district administration, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of Chail, along with the area officer, promptly descended upon the scene to oversee the demolition of these unlawful encroachments through the utilization of JCBs, sparking a flurry of activity.
The dreadful events unfolded on September 15, when an elderly man Horilal, Brijkali, his pregnant daughter and her husband Shivsharan lost their lives in a land dispute at Panda intersection within the Mohiuddinpur Gaus village, located in the jurisdiction of the Sandipan Ghat police station. This incident sent shockwaves through the political landscape of the state and incited outrage among the local populace.
In the aftermath, angered villagers set several accused individuals' houses ablaze. Law enforcement swiftly responded, calming the agitated villagers and dispatching the three deceased bodies for post-mortem examinations. Nine individuals implicated in the incident were promptly taken into custody and subsequently placed behind bars.
Following the incident, the district administration sprung into action, constituting a team led by Chail SDM Deependra Yadav and CO Yogendra Krishna Narayan to address the situation.
SDM Deependra Yadav, stated to the media persons that following the tragic incident, information came to light indicating that numerous individuals had erected homes through unauthorized encroachments. A total of 23 such individuals were identified, and their illegal structures were demolished. Meanwhile, those not yet affected have received clear directives to evacuate their residences promptly, as bulldozer operations targeting their homes are imminent."
However, the victim's family remains dissatisfied with this action, asserting that the administration has only dismantled a wall and not fulfilled its promise of demolishing the entire house. The aggrieved family contends that, ostensibly in the name of rectifying unlawful construction, only a part of the accused's house wall has been demolished.
The administration maintains that due legal processes must be adhered to before entirely dismantling the accused's illicit structure. It underscores that its role encompasses safeguarding lives and property, and thus, the complete demolition of the accused's illegal construction can only occur following due process.
Story Translated by Geetha Sunil Pillai