The Nagaland Government has reportedly evicted two widows from their official apartments in order to retain the official bungalow of Governor RN Ravi in Delhi.
Both the widows are employees of the Nagaland Government stationed in New Delhi and were using the apartments as official quarters.
The two widows were ‘evicted’ as the Nagaland government had to surrender two apartments from its quota of central government property in Delhi so that it can hold on to the bungalow of RN Ravi in the National Capital.
The bungalow was allotted to Nagaland Governor RN Ravi in 2015 after his appointment as chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC).
Governor RN Ravi was allotted the bungalow in New Moti Bagh area in Delhi in March 2015 after his appointment as the JIC chairman in 2014.
Later, Ravi was also appointed as the interlocutor of the Indo-Naga political talks between the Government of India (GoI) and the NSCN-IM.
Although Ravi retired from the JIC in 2018, he has been holding on to the bungalow on the grounds that he is the interlocutor in the Indo-Naga political talks.
According to a report in The New Indian Express, Ravi is yet to pay nearly Rs 64 lakh as rent for the bungalow for which he has been issued a notice under the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971.