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Assam Village Head In Trouble For Operating Office From Meghalaya

All Meghalaya Minorities Students' Union (AMMSU) has filed a written complaint to the Deputy Commissioner of South Salmara in Assam to investigate the matter

Assam Village Head In Trouble For Operating Office From Meghalaya

Sentinel Digital Desk

TURA: A village head of Assam, hailing from a border village on the Assam Meghalaya border, is illegally operating his office from Hallidaganj Village (Kasharipara), which falls under the jurisdiction of Meghalaya.

Accordingly, the All Meghalaya Minorities Students' Union (AMMSU) has filed a written complaint to the Deputy Commissioner of South Salmara in Assam to do the needful. According to the complaint, one Taijul Islam, Gaon Burah of Lot No 08 for the revenue village, Fulerchar Pt-III has been functioning from his office located outside the borders of Assam, at Kasharipara under Hallidaganj village in Meghalaya.

The union has asked the district administration of South Salmara to investigate the case and depending on the outcome, take stern action against the village head for such an offense.

In legalese, this case would be considered a trespass to land tort which is a common law tort that occurs when an individual or the object an individual is controlling negligently or intentionally enters onto another's a property without the legal right or consent to do so.

A Gaon Burah is the first person to solve petty cases in a village with the help of the local police, if he is operating his office from the land of another state, the local police should have come to know of this. It is a mystery that after so many years of that office being operated from Meghalaya and the police or the public were unaware of it.

It is to be noted here that South Salmara- Mankachar and Meghalaya share a 98.32 km border and many villages are disputed between the two states of Assam and Meghalaya.

Notably, Meghalaya and Assam have been tussling over 36 villages that are disputed between the two states since 2011. Out of the 36, the recently formed committees of both the states have decided to finalize 30 out of the 36 villages which are to be handed over to Meghalaya and some of these villages happen to be in South Salmara too.

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