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Sivasagar DC visits galand border

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

‘galand has encroached upon over hundred bighas of land at Geleki in Sivasagar’

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

ZIRA, May 15: A team of Sivasagar district administration led by Deputy Commissioner (DC) VK Mittal today visited the F sector of Geleki Reserve Forest in zira sub-division in Sivasagar district along galand border to stock of the situation of encroachment in the territory of the State by ga miscreants.

The DC visited Sopur , Saraisajia , Singibill, Borhola are Deopani along the border and assessed the situation. He also took stock of the situation of the BPOs at Geleki along the border.

Sources said galand has encroach upon over hundred bighas of land at Geleki in Sivasagar district.

It may be mentioned that in the last Lok Sabha polls in April , 2014, galand tried to set up a polling booth on Assam’s territory at Borhola near Geleki in the district.

galand polling officials, escorted by five companies of security personnel, attempted to set up a polling booth in the area.

“galand has included the mes of more than 300 residents of Borhola in its voter list,” a source said.

During the previous Assembly elections of 2008 and 2013, galand attempted to set up polling booths in the border areas.

The Sivasagar district administration, however, thwarted both the moves.

There are seven border outposts manned by Assam Police battalion in the area.

Local residents have, however, remained silent on the reported move of galand.

A resident of Janghal Basti near Borhola, said it makes no difference to them if their mes were included in the voter list of galand.

“Most of the residents living in the border areas are dependent on galand for their bread and butter. Many are engaged in the coal business and we even buy our daily food from the markets at galand,” he said.

Echoing similar view, another villager of Janghalgaon said bad roads and lack of electricity in the area has forced them to get closer to galand. “If we get better facilities and services from galand government just by voting in their election, it’s better to vote in the neighboring state,” he said.

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