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Jeppu, Cascia residents up in arms against ‘encroachment’ of playground by builder

Jeppu, Cascia residents up in arms against ‘encroachment’ of playground by builder

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangalore, Oct 20, 2014:  Residents of Jeppu and Cascia area including several senior citizens staged a Rasta Roko on October 19, Sunday under the leadership of  the Tulunadu Rakshana Vedike  in order to  save a  public ground from encroachment by a builder.

Rakshana Vedike 1

Rakshana Vedike 2


Rakshana Vedike  3


Rakshana Vedike 4

According to locals the land in question located close by Cascia Church was declared a public land for recreational purposes by its owner Annie Mascarenhas years ago and that a builder has now  illegally acquired the land.

The protestors also played cricket on the road as part of the agitation.

Yogish Shetty, President of the Vedike said his organisation would  apprise the Deputy Commissioner of the issue. He also stated that he would file an RTI application to get the records.

A local resident even claimed that he had seen the land documents which mentioned it as a recreation land .

Several locals also said children have been using the ground to play and also to hold cultural programmes. They even allege that the builder has manipulated records to own the land.

Local corporator Rathikala was also present.

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