JAIPUR: Encroachments on the controversial Shastri Nagar graveyard land were removed by the district administration amid tight security on Thursday.

A similar drive on the land in 1997 had led to riots in the city, claiming seven lives.

For the first time, a drone camera was used in the city to carry out an aerial survey before initiating the anti-encroachment drive on the land which was under litigation for the past 21 years.