Monitor Hollongi check gate: BCYA
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, April 29: The Balijan Circle Youth Association (BCYA) in a representation submitted to deputy chief minister Kameng Dolo has appealed him to pay an official visit to Hollongi to take stock of the present State of affairs of the police check gate and the border facilitation counter (BFC) there. The association in its letter apprised the deputy CM that as the check post has been erected almost 1 km beyond the Assam-Aruchal boundary and both men and vehicles passing through it are being checked and intercepted either for Inner Line Permit (ILP) or vehicular related documents only after they have already entered almost 1 km beyond the territory of Aruchal Pradesh which was not justified at all.
"The crux of the matter lies in the fact that in the both sides of the said stretch of road, there are residential areas and markets. Now and then, suspicious vehicles during night park and halt awkwardly in the midway of the said stretch of road which is not at all good for the dwellers beside the road side," the BCYA wrote.
The association added that despite the construction of a welcome gate in the immediate vicinity of Inter-State (Assam-Aruchal) boundary, there is no trace of beat house/ sentry hut manned by police personnel in the either side of the States for the purpose of surveillance and patrolling and ironically, even the Assam counterpart has no police outpost at the Hollongi-Rajgarh (Assam-Aruchal) boundary.
Further demanding the minister to impress upon the authority concerned to expedite the process of construction of a permanent Border Facilitation Counter (BFC) at Hollongi to check the revenue pilferage and facilitate smooth entry of goods, the BCYA also asked Dolo to direct the Capital SP to patrol and monitor men and vehicular movements from the gate.