A planned anti-encroachment campaign in the Sultanpuri area, northwest of Delhi, was called off on Thursday due to the unavailability of an adequate police force, city authorities said.
According to a North Delhi Municipal Corporation official, the campaign to remove temporary and permanent encroachment on government roads and lands was planned at Jagdamba market in Sultanpuri. “The anti-encroachment campaign was supposed to be carried out in the Jagdamba market area of Sultanpuri on Thursday, but it did not take place as we could not get an adequate police force,” the official told PTI.
The official said a campaign to remove encroachments was also called off on Wednesday in the Sultanpuri fish market area due to the unavailability of police forces. A series of anti-encroachment campaigns have been carried out by the three civic bodies in different parts of the city over the past month, including Shaheen Bagh, Jahangirpuri, Madanpur Khadar and New Friends Colony, Mangolpuri, Rohini, Gokulpuri, Lodhi Colony, Janakpuri among others.
Last month, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation came under fire from several civil rights groups and opposition parties after it bulldozed structures in the violence-hit Jahangirpuri area during an anti- encroachment. The training was halted after the Supreme Court intervened.
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