Biren appeal not to mislead public in eviction works


Imphal: Chief minister N. Biren Singh appealed in the House on Wednesday not to mislead the eviction work on government land into communal tone, which was unanimously agreed.

Biren informed the House about ongoing eviction works conducted at various areas in the state.

He said the 17 houses evicted at K Songjang village, Churachandpur was conducted under certain procedure after taking the consent of the owners of the area.

The houses were found constructed in protected forest area and the authority concerned issued show cause notice to the affected house owner on August 10. The authority concerned did not received any response of the show cause notice and another reminder was issued and sent to the 17 houses on January 30, he added.

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The department received a reply on February 6 from the 17 houses which do not have a valid reason. Later a notice for eviction was issued on February 10 to vacate the house within 7 days from the date of eviction notification. After the notification the state authority evicted the houses on February 20, the chief minister said.

He appealed the people not to set up any structures including houses in the protected government land and not to mislead the public which could encourage communalism among the community.


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