Right To Information (RTI) activist Dulal Bora on Monday filed an FIR at Bokakhat Police Station in Golaghat district against Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) adviser Akhil Gogoi alleging that Gogoi the name of ‘Kaziranga Orchid and Bio-diversity Park’ has illegally encroached valuable and vital forest as well as government land in Kohora.
Bora also demanded Gogoi to arrest within 24 hours.
In his FIR, Bora alleged that “some revenue and forest officials were also involved in this nexus of land grabbing by Akhil Gogoi”.
Bora further alleged, “It has come to our knowledge that the then Revenue Official and Forest Officials were managed by Akhil Gogoi, apart from duping the local poor people by various means and money, etc. In this regard an enquiry report was submitted by senior revenue official, which reveals the entire anomalies conducted in the process of land encroachment.”
The RTI activist further alleged, “It has been revealed by a reliable source that the then Agriculture and Forest Minister Rakibul Hussain allegedly managed to give Rs 5 crore of Govt. money showing various schemes to different beneficiaries from his department to Akhil Gogoi to establish the Park,” adding, “Hence the source of the entire construction is believed to be entirely illegal and which should be demolished within 24 hours. However, Akhil Gogoi is still not able to acquire any legal documents from the concern authority but still sunning the pack in a mafia style.”
In the pretext of running the orchid park, Akhil Gogoi is plundering local flora and fauna and smuggling the same to foreign countries in exchange of foreign currency, alleged Bora. “Apart from that the Park has become the shelter ground of leftist activists and anti-social elements which Is a major cause of concern,” he also claimed
Terming Akhil as an ‘Orchid mafia’, Bora demanded arrest of the farmers’ leader withIn 24 hours along with other members namely, Bidyut Saikia, Debabrata Saikia, Mrinal Nath, Ratan Daw, Pranjal Kakati alias Putukan, Mohen Mogoon and Raju Handique.
Bora also forwarded the copy of the FIR to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, the Chief Secretary, Assam, Director General of Police, Assam, Additional Director General of Police (SB), Assam, Deputy Commissioner, Golaghat and the Superintendent of Police, Golaghat.
However, despite repeated attempts, neither Akhil Gogoi nor any other KMSS leaders could be contacted.