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Feud over land, locality peace under threat

Feud over land, locality peace under threat

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

From Our Correspondent

Silchar, March 11: A case has been registered in the court of sub-divisiol judicial magistrate, Lakhipur by George Rahaman Choudhury and Kutub Uddin Choudhury, both residents of village Govindapur East Part – III, Sopur, against Siraj Uddin Choudhury, Sahab Uddin Choudhury, Bahar Uddin Choudhury and Kusum Lai Bibi, residents of the same village. George and his family members, cousins in relation, are living on the same land and homestead which is their ancestral land. After the origil pattadar of the land, Habiz Ali, died, the heirs and successors have been holding and possessing the schedule land peacefully within specific boundary without intervention from any person.

The land in question is held in Ezmali and the co-sharers have been living together under a family arrangement in accordance with Manipuri Muslim family arrangement system. It has been also mentioned that there is a common bamboo fencing and boundary marks between both the sides. It ia alleged that the second party comprising Siraj Uddin Choudhury and his family members allegedly have no share in the land owned and possessed by the first party nor has the second party any ancestral share.

It is further alleged that despite having full knowledge, the second party with bad intention has been illegally trying to possess the land. It has been also been alleged by the first party that on February 27, March 2 and March 4, the second party, armed with deadly weapons illegally trespassed into land owned by the first party. They even tried to construct a homestead on the land and on being obstructed by the first party, they threatened them with dire consequences.

It is apprehended that a breach of public peace and tranquillity in the locality might take place if the situation worsens further. The second party also uprooted the boundary fencing and destroyed some valuable trees of the first party. It is pertinent to mention here that this matter has been referred to the village elders and local panchayat bodies for an amicable settlement and Patwari and Kanungo have been privately engaged for the measurement of land. However, the second party members have neither come for ‘village Bichar’ nor accepted any proposal of amicable settlement of the dispute.

It is also alleged that about four years ago, the second party illegally encroached the land owned and possessed by the ONGC at Govindapur which is adjacent to the land of the second party. It has been prayed by the first party that their petition be admitted and a prohibitory order be passed in this matter. The land in question is of 6 bighas, 14 kathas, 5 chotaks in area. Meanwhile, the officer in-charge of the concerned police station has been directed by the court to execute the order and report compliance.

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