The site inspection and survey of 5 controversial structures from the Davorlim-Dicarpale panchayat area was conducted by panchayat members in presence of the police force on Thursday morning.
The complainant claims that all these years they were unaware of the illegal encroachment on their property, whereas the residents claim that they were allowed to build houses by one prominent person from the locality.
On Thursday, in the midst of a strong police presence, the Davorlim panchayat body, including the sarpanch and panchayat secretary, held a site inspection and survey of 5 controversial structures from Rumdamol-Davorlim popularly known as Bhagwati Davorlim 99.
The female complainant later told reporters that she was unaware all these years that some illegal structures had mushroomed on her property.
The lady further said that the property belongs to her father and also added that there was no sale of property done to the best of her knowledge.
Later when questioned about the reason for reacting late on this matter, the land owner revealed that it had taken some years to obtain the survey details of the land.
Meanwhile, Sarpanch Herculean Niasso said that the panchayat has surveyed the five structures. He said that there are around 160 structures that will be surveyed.
Niasso further expressed surprise that he has seen that for several years these people are staying here by building houses and for all these years nobody came forward to claim the ownership of the land.
He asked why the complainant had waited for so many years and turned up now. Local residents told reporters that they have been allowed by some prominent person to stay on this land.
The residents further said that there are several other places in Margao that are illegal, so why should they be tagged illegal? Residents also said that although they do not have ownership documents of the land, they receive electricity and water bills.