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Jorhat and Mokokchung administration agree to eviction drive in reserve forest

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Jorhat, April 25: The officers of Jorhat district administration and Mokochung police administration of galand have agreed to compel their villagers to return to their own land from Rongkham and many other areas of Tiru Hills reserve forest where they constructed some huts illegally. This decision was taken during a discussion on Saturday between the officers.

The Jorhat Deputy Commissioner said that the Mokokchung administration had agreed to convince their villagers to give up illegal possession of land in Assam’s reserve forest in Jorhat district within two to three days.

According to the officials of Jorhat district administration, eviction was necessary in the localities where ga miscreants destroyed reserve forest for jhum cultivation.

Along with the DCs of Jorhat and Mokokchung, the Superintendants of Police of both the bordering districts participated in the discussion on Saturday afternoon at Rongkham village in Jorhat district.

“The Mokokchung administration today assured us of evicting the huts soon. We have deployed additiol force to provide security to the villagers of Rongkham and other areas concerned,” said Solanki Vishal Vasant, Deputy Commissioner of Jorhat.

However, during today’s discussion, officers said that eviction would be carried out by the officials of Jorhat district administration if Mokokchung administration failed to do so soon in Tiru Hills reserve forest and other adjacent areas.

According to locals, some armed groups of ga miscreants took away livestock and domestic assets of the villagers and illegally constructed some huts in the reserve forest.

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