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Crackdown on illegal settlers

Kokrajhar police and forest department have jointly evicted 140 illegal huts and house from the Mahamaya reserve forest on Wednesday.

Talking to reporters in Kokrjahar, SP Shyamal Prasad Saikia said that many miscreants from Dhubri have been illegally settling inside the Mahamaya reserve forest. For the last couple of months they have been settling in a huge in Panbari in the BTAD Kokrajhar district.

He said that police and forest department have jointly cleared the entire area in presence of district magistrate and concern officials.

 “Over 800 bighas of forest land have come under encroachment in the forest area which were cleared on Wednesday.
Nobody would be further allowed to settle inside the forest,” said Saikia.

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