Gwalior: The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Madhya Pradesh Police is witnessing an eccentric encroachment case in which land allotted to build the wing office has been grabbed by nearby villagers and is being used as road.

Ironically, the villagers have raised their demand for the widening of the illegal road.

The EOW became aware of the whole situation when some department officials along with Revenue Department authorities reached the spot to measure the allotted land in order to start the construction work of the proposed office.

During the land measurement, some people from Mehra village arrived on the spot demanding a 60-feet land for the widening of the road.

The EOW difficulties in starting office construction are unlikely to reduce as a proposed six lane road also crosses through the land allotted to it.

It should be noted that the Gwalior administration had allotted 4.25 Bigha land to EOW near Sirol village but leaving the encroached and proposed six lane lands, only three Bigha remains in the EOW possession.

For the EOW office, Rs 2.5 crore has been allocated by the state government and the wing has received Rs 50 lakhs to start the project which is to be expedited by the Public Works Department.