Meanwhile, Pastor council member and lawyer John Thomas claimed the church never received any notice.
Bhat argued about rehabilitation and said that state authority has not taken up the issue of eligibility and identification process has not been done.
According to the district administration, encroachments on 430.81 acres of land have been removed so far.
Some TRS leaders who wanted to meet the former Minister skipped the meeting upon learning about Rajender being under the surveillance of the Intelligence department.
The officers are working on identifying the boundaries of endowment lands using Differential Global Positioning System for improved location accuracy.
Ironically, the probe orders came even as the former minister was explaining to the media how hollow the allegations, reported in TRS mouthpieces -- Namasthe Telangana and Telangana Today, were.
It began with the establishment of hutments, and now concrete structures were being built, he added. “The encroachment escalated quickly.
The State government on Thursday informed the Madras High Court that 403 encroachments have been identified along the Chitlapakkam lake and that action has been initiated to remove them soon.
Such flying squads or special teams must be rotated, so as to ensure that officials deputed to man them do not acquaint with other field-level forest officials.
Despite repeated reminders, the State government has failed to submit the report and the case is being adjourned from time to time since 2019.
Observing no encroachment must be allowed on forest land, the Madras High Court on Friday stressed the need to protect and preserve elephant corridors in the State.
A task force comprising senior and experienced forest protection officials has been constituted.
While 10 per cent of the families are living in thatched houses, the rest have constructed concrete houses on the river bed.
The counsel for the petitioner, RS Akila, said that due to the road blockage, the residents were forced to travel an additional two km.
A special council meeting will be convened to discuss the issue,” the mayor told the meeting.