From a Correspondent
Haflong, March 11: Keeping aside all the adverse speculation, the Chief Judicial Magistrate court in the premises of the erstwhile Red Cross Hospital at Boro Haflong, only 3 km from Haflong, built by the Haflong branch of Red Cross Society with public dotion, is likely to start functioning from April.
The Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, Justice Ajit Singh, along with other officials from Guwahati, inspected the court building at Boro Haflong and also staff quarters at Haflong on Saturday. The erstwhile three-storey Red Cross Hospital building was built with the aim to provide medical services and also as a rehabilitation centre for drug abuse, on a plot of land measuring four-and-half bighas was doted by the N C Hills Autonomous Council initiated by Purnendu Langthasa, the then CEM of NCHAC, who also laid the foundation stone of the building sometime during 2002 or 2003. The building was built with public dotion, with active participation of Zahid Ahmed Tapader, secretary, Haflong branch of Red Cross Society, but could not be made functiol even after completing all the construction works due to some unknown reasons. During 2009, this building was converted into a desigted camp for surrendered militants by the district administration. Thereafter, the building remained abandoned since the Haflong branch of Red Cross Society was also defunct.