A contractor, who has been working on the laying of optical fibre cable alongside the road in Borduria, has been booked under prevention of damage of public properties Act.
As per media reports, it was found out that the work was carried out without following proper guidelines.
On the direction of Tirap Deputy Commissioner PN Thungon, EAC (Judicial) H Kri accompanied by Sub Inspector O Ronrang and his team also detained the labourers, who were found without Inner Line Permit (ILP). They were booked under Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR) Act. Two JCBs were also taken into custody.
The Deputy Commissioner of Tirap has directed the contractor to restore the NH-315A portion within seven days failing which he said action will be initiated against him.
DC Thungon further urged all private companies undertaking cable connection work in Tirap district to improve their services.
It may be mentioned that many a time these companies have damaged NH-315A road (popularly known as KBJ – Khonsa-Bogapani-Joypur Roads) in the name of cable connection but till now internet service in the district is extremely slow for which all official works including SBI Branch, Khonsa are badly hampered.