Uttarkashi: Acting on the orders of the District Judge, the administration on Thursday removed illegal structures and reclaimed the government land encroached upon by Pilot Baba.

The District Judge RC Khulbe upheld the SDM court order instructing demolition of walls, guard room and other illegal construction near Sanj village.

“We have started removing encroachments by Pilot Baba on Gangotri National Highway on the orders of the District court. We have decided to construct some buildings on reclaimed land for public purpose,” said Uttarkashi District Magistrate Akshit Gupta.

The authorities demolished illegal structures near the bank of river Bhagirath and along the Gangotri National Highway.

Officials say the work on the removal of encroachment by Baba will be completed by Friday.