GUWAHATI: The Assam government has constituted a panel to probe the Don Bosco University “land grabbing” allegations.

The three-member inquiry committee will be headed by additional chief secretary Paban Barthakur.

The allegations of land grabbing surfaced following the suicide of resort pioneer in Assam – George Bordoloi.

“In view of the suicide of an entrepreneur and the land grabbing case surrounding his death, state government has constituted a three member inquiry committee headed by additional chief secretary Sri Paban Barthakur,” an official statement read.

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It added: “The committee will enquire the Don Bosco University land grabbing matter under Sonapur revenue circle.”

The other members of the committee are GD Tripathy, commissioner and secretary – Revenue and Pallav Gopal Jha, DC – Kamrup (Metro).

“The Committee will enquire whether the allegations are true and in the event of so, the committee will suggest means to recover the land,” the statement added.

It is being alleged that Assam Don Bosco University encroached on over 800 bighas of land of Amchang Wild Life Sanctuary for setting up various projects of the varsity.

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The varsity also allegedly blocked the elephant corridor by constructing various buildings on the campus.

In the drone survey, the state forest department has found some anomalies of the boundary of the university which was said to be more than the land allotted to the university.

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