Members of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) and students from various educational institutions took out a rally from Akashdweep to Tennis Court here on Monday demanding removal of Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan and early construction of Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH).
The AAPSU had earlier threatened a protest rally against non-fulfilment of its demand as its first phase of agitation.
The apex students’ body is demanding the immediate transfer of Dhawan claiming his involvement in the alleged misappropriation of funds under TAH land compensation.
AAPSU president Hawa Bagang told reporters that despite submitting a memorandum to the State government there has been no action by the authorities concerned.
“People are watching the width of the four-lane highway, which is actually not according to the government norms. There has been huge corruption in the name of compensation for agricultural, horticulture and forest land in the stretch from Chandranagar to Pappu Nallah,” Bagang said.
“All the corruption money collected in the name of agricultural, horticulture and forest and other fake compensation should be returned,” he added.
Bagang said that the State government ignored the deadline for transferring the Capital deputy commissioner out while maintaining that the union does not believe in demanding anyone’s suspension or transfer without a valid reason.
He also asked the administration to immediately dismantle the buildings for which compensated under TAH has been paid.
“Though the breadth should be 30 metres and at present it is only 16-20 metres, we demand it to be extended to at least 24 metres because in future the space will be needed for erecting electric posts and creating parking space,” he added.