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'Illegal' business operations on the rise in Bokajan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Aug 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Bokajan, August 27: The Bokajan Sub Divisiol Jourlist Association has expressed resentment over the administration’s alleged iction against a host of unlawful activities in the area even after repeated media attempts. The association filly submitted a memorandum to the Sub Divisiol Officer drawing serious exception to the illegal business thriving in the area under the nose of the administration.

The Bokajan area is along the border with neighbouring State galand and there has been a significant rise in numerous illicit businesses - from illegal coal mining to improper distribution of PDS commodities, from prostitution to illegal liquor trade, from illegal sand mining to the illegitimate taxation system and many more. The 60-km patch of highway starting right from the Karbi Anglong Entry Tax Gate, Garampani, is an illegal taxation pocket.

The memorandum stated about the alleged misappropriation in the distribution of PDS food grains. There had also been a steady rise in the illegal distribution of subsidized fertilisers which never reache the poor farmers but are being illegally ferried for sale in the neighbouring states. The memorandum also stated the forest department’s alleged failure to put a check on the unrestricted mining operations of coal in the subdivision even after the Supreme Court’s blanket ban on coal mining, especially in Karbi Anglong.

The copy of the memorandum was forwarder to MGVK Bhanu, Additiol Chief Secretary, CM Secretariat, DGP Khagen Sharma, DIG Central Assam- Apurba Jivan Baruah, DC Karbi Anglong - Mukul Ch. Gogoi, SP Karbi Anglong - Debojit Deori and SDPO Bokajan- Dr Mabendra Gogoi.

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