KOT ADDU - The Irrigation Department, flanked by the district administration and the police carried out an operation in the pond area here at the west bank of Head Taunsa Barrage and eliminated the illegal spurs built by the people themselves. According to reports received here, the Irrigation Department Executive Engineer, the SDO, the Assistant commissioner and other officials carried out the clean-up operation. Heavy contingent of police from both the DG Khan and Muzaffargarh ranges facilitated the administration in operation and remained vigilant to avert any unpleasant situation. The spurs which were built in the pond area called gonda in local language by occupied people themselves to protect their crops, have been erased. These were known as Wahga Wala, Sihani Wala Gonda and Piroon Wala Gonda situated in bait Matwani Wali. All the spurs that formed the west bank of river were cut and water started to fill in the pond area. It is to be noted that last year the water did not enter this pond area. Attack on govt lands occupants: Dozens of armed men attacked their opponents land and house for occupation. The house caught fire and damage is reported. Shahnawaz Kahiry was occupying 80 kanals of government land and had been cultivating that land for 40 years in Chack 526 TDA. Anwar Ali got a piece of Shahnawazs land allotted to his name He went with his armed companions to get occupation. They cultivated the land and then moved to evacuate house of Shahnwaz, who resisted and did not evacuated the house. Anwar Ali and his companions opened aerial fire. As a result, the house caught fire. A peter engine, straw and bull cart was burnt.. Kot Addu Police Sub-Inspector Fida Hussain Bokhari, after getting a tip-off, reached the scene and arrested some of the culprits while some managed to flee from the crime scene. The police registered a case against the culprits under Sections 148-149-452-354-337H-379-511.