Eminent scholar Dr. Hiren Gohain has sought a probe into the alleged land grabbing scam involving Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s family.

“There is enough information in the news reports, based on which the investigation can be carried out.  The investigation will bring out the truth in alleged the scam,” Dr. Gohain in an opinion piece published on Monday in Northeast Now Assamese said.

Dr. Gohain said that every honest citizen would like the chief minister to come clean on the land grabbing charges.

He also slammed Chief Minister Sarma for making superficial comments on the allegations.

Earlier, Congress accused Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his family of “grabbing” 18 acres of land meant for the landless.

“As per an investigation by leading media houses, a real estate company, RBS Realtors, Co-founded by the chief minister’s wife, Riniki Bhuyan Sarma is allegedly occupying around 18 acres of government land intended for landless individuals and institutions,” the party alleged.

The Congress leaders alleged that RBS Realtors Private Limited acquired most of the 18 acres in two stages, first in 2006-2007 and then in 2009.

The Congress leaders said a total of seven plots in North Guwahati were allegedly allocated to RBS realtors between 2008 and 2009 Plot 1- 4.37 acre land: Assam government allotted 4.37 acre ceiling surplus land to Lalmoti Talukdar on condition that it couldn’t be sold for ten years.

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