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Organizations demand stringent action

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GOLAGHAT, April 25: The Mod Mukta Asom Davi Samittee, All Assam Tai Ahom Students’ Union (AATASU), Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association (ATTSA) and All Assam Scheduled Caste Students’ Union (AASCSU) expressed their sharp reaction on Wednesday at a press meet over the illegal business of molasses in Golaghat district which is being run by a section of businessmen by managing some dishonest administrative officials and some organization leaders.
 The organizations jointly alleged that in Golaghat district the highest quantity of molasses had been stored which was mainly used for making local liquor (sulai). Interestingly, one Subhash Sahu  in Rangamati area, who is a chairman of Rongamati Cooperative Societies Limited, is allegedly running the illegal molasses business by managing some officials.
 Likewise, Lalchand Agarwalla, Prodip Gupta and Anil Gupta of Merapani were also unlawfully running the molasses business. Few days back after public protest the Golaghat district administration sealed several godowns. The organizations also alleged that many quintals of molasses had been carried from Madhya Pradesh and Bihar to Assam to make sulai. They demanded the Golaghat district administration to impose the Excise Amendment Act, 2018 for prevention of the illegal molasses business. In the press meet, president and secretary of Mod Mukta Asom Davi Samittee, Probin Das and Rinkumoni Rajkhowa were present.

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