From a Correspondent
Jorhat, May 3: Several huts of ga encroachers were demolished since Saturday night during an eviction drive by Jorhat district administration at the Tiru Hills Reserve Forest which witnessed massive encroachment since the first half of February this year.
Though some days ago the administration of bordering Mokochung district assured of such a drive against the ga encroachers, they conspicuously refrained from taking any action practically which appeared to be a serious cause of concern for the locals of Rongham as well as the officials of Jorhat district administration for the past few days.
However, the initiative of Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Solanki Vishal Vasant against the encroachment on Sunday ensured security to the people of Rongham and its adjoining areas who were terrified by the ga miscreants as they had forcibly occupied Assam’s land near the village.
According to the Deputy Commissioner, several huts were demolished and the situation is peaceful.
Local people said that the encroachers were guarded by ga police and some unidentified armed personnel who were suspected to be members of ga militant groups. Though some officers of Jorhat administration first hesitated to move forward for the eviction drive due to the appearance of the ga militants and police, the presence of Jorhat SP Amanjeet Kaur helped them to launch the drive.