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Illegal sand and land digging continues despite prohibitory order

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Dibrugarh, May 24: Serious allegations from various concerned quarters have been raised from time-to-time on the ongoing violation of the district administration’s orders on illegal sand and land digging acts being carried out in contemplation of the said prohibitory ban. As alleged, in spite of the prohibitory order banning the digging of sand and land which was issued a few weeks back by the district administration, yet defying the prohibitory order, the illegal digging of sand and land is being openly carried out and transported through the main roads of the town areas all along the day, thereby putting at risk the lives of the people, especially the school students.

The entire illegal digging work is alleged to be conducted in support of the Regiol Forest Officer, Sanjeev Bordoloi who in lieu of commission has for quite some time been granting permission to carry out the illegal digging process in Panchali, Mohaghat, Maijanghat and certain other areas of Dibrugarh town.

Sanjeev Bordoloi as alleged, is increasing his fincial assets negating the scope of revenue profit of the State Government. Moreover, the Regiol Forest Officer is also alleged to have links with the business of smuggling of timber as under his willful knowledge and consent, large quantity of timbers are being smuggled through the Brahmaputra River from msai and Miao districts of Aruchal Pradesh.

The role of the police administration in this matter is doubtful considering the laid-back attitude of the investigating officers to put check on the illegal act of sand and land digging.

The stringent steps taken by the State Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal against corruption-related anomalies has raises questions on how a corrupt official like Sanjeev Bordoloi is allowed to continue his job in the department who dishonestly has been favouring the immoral acts in return for a few bucks.

Thus, the conscious people of the district have urged upon the district administration to take stringent and enforceable steps to unearth the facts that under whose direction the District Divisiol Officer, while giving a deaf ear towards the prohibitory order, has been granting permission to carry illegal business of sand digging. It has been further urged upon the district administration to make a thorough enquiry regarding the involvement of any powerful organization in this entire illegal act.

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