Assam Govt Deploys 1,000 Cops, CRPF Personnel To Evict Settlers From Lumding Forest
According to Gauhati High Court Order, the government will clear the 1,410 hectares of encroached land in a phased manner.
Guwahati: In bid to evict settlers from Lumding reserve forest in Hojai district, the Assam government has deployed 1000 police and CRPF personnel.
Reportedly, the government will clear about 500 out of 1,410 hectares of encroached land of the forest on Monday and Tuesday.
As per Gauhati High Court Order, the government will clear the 1,410 hectares of encroached land in a phased manner.
According to a report in TOI, Hojai Deputy Commissioner Anupam Choudhary has said that presently the situation is normal in the area and nearly 99 percent of the families have already left after they were counselled by the district administration to leave the place.
While informing that around 1,000 police and CRPF personnel have been deployed, Hojai Superintendent of police Barun Pukayastha said that deploying forces is a normal procedure.
Choudhary further added that presently, there now less than 1 percent families who too will leave the place by Monday.
He also claimed that the eviction is going to be smooth as the settlers understood the order of the High Court during the counseling .
Two civilians including children were killed in the police firing at Dholpur when the villagers attacked cops and district administration officials during eviction on September 23rd.