DIPHU, JULY 24: Massive encroachment of revenue and tea estate land is continuing in Bokajan Sub-Division of Karbi Anglong autonomous district bordering Nagaland by doubtful citizens since the last fortnight.
Construction of houses and clearing of forest areas within Lahorijan general area is visible from National Highway-39.
This illegal activity is taking place in areas like Khatkhati, Gautom Basti, Lahorijan and 2nd ASRF Camp within the command of Khatkhati Police Station, close to Nagaland. Till now, elected representatives of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, civil organisations, Revenue Department and Forest Department are maintaining a stoic silence for reasons best known to them.
It may be added that most of the areas being occupied illegally are owned by Nirmal Kumar and Lahorijan Tea Estate against valid registration of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council authority. (Courtesy: AT)