It may be recalled that a press conference was held on the evening of March 7 by the KAAC CEM in which along with the plan to carry out the eviction drive in Langkaijan area in Karbi Anglong, he said, all construction works would be completed under KAAC within the month of March.
The borders of Karbi Anglong district are reserved forest areas, both at the inter-state border with Nagaland and the inter-district border with Hojai.
The reserve forests are easy targets for encroachers with large track of forest land being cleared for cultivation and settlement. Various social organisations have from time to time toured the border areas of Karbi Anglong district and highlighted the problem repeatedly but till now no concrete action has been formulated.
Recently, on March 12, Forest officials of Karbi Anglong nabbed three suspected encroachers from the inter-State border of Assam and Nagaland, who were clearing a forested area with an excavator inside Daldali Reserve Forest in Karbi Anglong district.