Three women injured in Amchang eviction drive

Dispur resumed the eviction drive today at the wildlife sanctuary here, which was put on hold in August this year following protests

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Three women were injured in a clash with security personnel during a drive to evict illegal settlers in Amachang wildlife sanctuary in Guwahati on Monday morning.

Dispur resumed the eviction drive today at the wildlife sanctuary here, which was put on hold in August this year following protests.

The eviction drive has been carried out after a Gauhati High Court order.

Over 1,500 personnel of the State police and administration have been deployed for the eviction drive besides some 15 elephants and excavators.

Police resorted to lathi-charge when the evicted people turned violent and tried to prevent the eviction at Nabajyoti Nagar. Three women–Rashida Ahmed, Malati Das and Alima Khatun—were injured in the melee that ensued.

They have been sent to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital for treatment.
Police have arrested KMSS leaders Dharya Konwar and Bedanta Laskar for allegedly instigating the settlers.

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