The Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council began the Dudu Colony clearance, today after ejecting the illegal Bangladeshi refugees from the area, supported by military and police.
The effort was lead by the Land Revenue department, assisted by the Karbi Anglong district administration, with security provided by paramilitary forces and police. The eviction drive aimed to free up Dudu Colony named by illegal occupiers who had taken control of the Lahorijan locality of Bokajan subdivision. The area covers approximately two hundred bighas of land.
The area has access to Dimapur city in Nagaland and the interstate border area of both Nagaland and Assam. Official records show that around one hundred ten illegal constructions were demolished. The illegal owners of a small number of properties were able to slow down the operation by obtaining a temporary stay injunction from Guwahati High Court to escape the excavators.
Forty-one households took their belongings and vacated the area before the demolitions began.
To prevent any possible fires or electrocutions, the area’s power connection was cut off and all business establishments located around the periphery within seven hundred meters of the national highway 39 were closed. Read the complete story.