|Illegal encroachers evicted from forest land|
JORABAT, Feb 3 - A large team of officials and personnel of the Forest department, police and civil administration today reached the spot of illegal encroachment on government and forest land in the forest area at 9th Mile near Jorabat.
The team comprised Range Officer Ranit Dutta, ACF Bhaskar Deka, officials from the Sonapur Revenue Circle Office including the kanungo, local mandal and the in-charge of the Jorabat Police Outpost, Mridul Borah, who were accompanied by a large number of police personnel.
The red and yellow ropes and ribbons tied on the trees were all torn off by the police and other personnel.
The officials also dismantled the houses which were illegally built in the forest area and evicted the suspicious people from the area, who were labelled suspected Bangladeshis by the local residents.
The team also warned the locals not to support such activities here and the evicted people not to rebuild their houses or resort to any tree felling in the area.
The officials asked the local residents to inform the departmental authorities about any such untoward incident if it happens again in future.
The personnel of the Forest and Sonapur Revenue Circle Office confirmed that the land totally belongs to the Forest department and only the fringe areas constitute government land.