District Collector P.I. Sheikh Pareed has ordered action against four persons in cases related to illegal filling of land in violation of the Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act.

The accused have been asked to restore the land to its original form within 15 days, failing which the land will be restored at the expense of the government.

The cost will then be recovered from the accused through revenue recovery. Transaction of the land concerned remains banned till then.

The order had been issued based on an inspection carried out by village officer, tahsildar, and the Revenue Divisional Officer.

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