GUWAHATI, Aug 8 - The Kamrup Metro district administration today started an eviction drive to clear 21 bighas of land belonging to the Gauhati High Court at Uzanbazar from encroachers.
Senior district administration officials said the drive comes after a recent High Court order to the administration to clear the land from encroachment. The land is at Malibagan in Uzanbazar.
Following the order from the court, notices had been sent to families residing in the encroached land. While some had vacated their houses, others continued to stay in the encroached land.
“So today, the district administration, along with GMC and the City Police, started a drive to remove the squatters. Till afternoon, 12 houses were demolished. The drive will continue till the entire land is cleared of encroachment,” said an official.