BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said those who have encroached on Wakf properties will be dealt with seriously.
After laying the foundation stone of a girls’ hostel, being built by Karnataka State Board of Auqaf, Hazarath Hameed Shah Khadri and Hazrath Muhib Shah Khadri Dargah Committee and Indian Builders Association at Cubbonpet, he said, “1.40 lakh acres of land belong to Wakf Board across the state, out of which more than 70,000 acre has been encroached. This has resulted in loss to the tune of thousands of crores to the board.”
The chief minister said the police department has been instructed to ensure speedy action to clear encroachments on Wakf lands.
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CM Siddaramaiah also chaired a high-level meeting on security, attended by Home Minister K J George, DG&IGP Lalrokhuma Pachau and other senior police officers including City Police Commissioner M N Reddi, and issued directions to senior police officers to take up a special drive to check the menace of chain snatching.