Hojai constituency MLA, Shiladitya Dev has visited Baliram Pathar in Assam’s Hojai district to inspect the encroachment of three hundred bighas of government land by illegal immigrants.
Several BJP members also accompanied the MLA on his visit to the area on Sunday.
There have been several instances of illegal encroachment of government as well as non-governmental land in the district.
However, authorities concerned have not initiated any action against those involved.
Dev interacted with the local residents of Baliram Pathar, who informed him about the encroachment on their property by illegal immigrants.
The instance of Basmati Mala, an aged resident of the area can be sighted in this regard.
Mala appraised the BJP MLA of illegal immigrants allegedly living in her two-bigha property.
When Dev visited her residence to know the exact situation, he confronted the illegal immigrant and asked him to produce his land documents.
However, the latter failed to produce the documents saying that those were in the possession of his father, who was absent from home.
The man also revealed that he is a Bangladeshi national.
Meanwhile, Dev said that he would visit the area again along with the circle officer and mandal to inspect the immigrant’s land documents.
Dev warned that if the immigrant family was unable to produce the document, they would have to hand over the land to the original owner and be ready to be deported to Bangladesh.