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The eviction drive in Amchang wildlife sanctuary continued for the second day on Tuesday with the administration demolishing around 200 houses, a naamghar, a mosque and clearing few bighas of land in the wildlife sanctuary.
The eviction drives have been carried out at Kangkan Nagar, Eusuf Nagar and Nabajyoti Nagar in the wildlife sanctuary.
Police have arrested an evicted people for allegedly trying to attack a forest official with a machete.
State Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma on Tuesday said that the eviction drive in the wildlife sanctuary would not be stopped.
“The eviction drive at Amchang has been carried out as per Gauhati High Court order and it will not be halted,” Minister Brahma reiterated.
She said that the erosion-hit displaced people, who have been evicted, would be rehabilitated.
“The eviction drive has been launched to save nature and wildlife,” she added.
Former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has dubbed the eviction as ‘inhuman’.
“The evicted people are mostly erosion-hit. They settled here after losing their lands due to erosion,” Gogoi told reporters here.
Meanwhile, police today produced three arrested KMSS leaders—Dharya Knowar, Bedanta Laskar, Gopi Saikia—before the CJM’s court here.
Dispur police arrested the trio for allegedly obstructing the eviction drive.