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Indore: Drive to raze illegal houses of pig keepers begins


Indore: A drive to demolish illegally constructed houses and pet shelters of pig keepers was undertaken by the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) on Tuesday, nearly a month after pig rearers were asked to shift their businesses outside the municipal limits. On Tuesday, the removal gang of IMC demolished house of pet shelter belonging to Jitendra Tejee who is illegally running pig rearing business in the city.

“His house was erected on 1400 sq feet area and pig shelter on 1000 sq feet area at Dharmraj Colony alongside Aerodrome road. Both were pulled down,” said additional municipal commissioner Devendra Singh. He added that Tejee’s pets would roam in the colony and nearby localities and spread dirt. “Many a compliant regarding his pigs were lodged with the IMC and he was asked to shift his pets outside the city but to no avail, so we pulled down his illegal structures,” Singh went on to add.

Tejee was a sanitation worker with the IMC. He was suspended last month for illegally rearing pigs in the city. Municipal Commissioner Manish Singh said that other employees of the IMC, who are rearing pigs and cattle in the city, would face identical action.

He also directed removal gang to remove illegal structures and pet shelters of those who are rearing pigs within the municipal limits. Devendra Singh said that they were also prepared a list of 51 persons who are illegally rearing pigs and cattle in Bada and Chhota Bangarda area. “We are contemplating to demolish of their illegally constructed structures,” he added.