Local people of Tantshal village, Missamari obstructed the construction of a boundary wall of army camp at Missamari. The incident happened under the jurisdiction of Missamari Police Station in Sonitpur district. The locals of the village alleged that the army had forcefully set up walls around the army campus near PWD road which was under the public miyadi patta land.
The people of Tantshal village use the surface road which passes from Rangapara to Missamari Tantshal via foothill connecting road and as per norms, the area around 22.50 meter besides the surface cannot be occupied and people alleged that the army had taken an illegal action to construct the boundary wall adjacent to the road surface.
Local people of Tantshal village informed the Thelamara Revenue Circle and accordingly, the Thelamara Revenue Circle demarked the position and directed the army to construct the wall at a 15 meter distance from the road.
But the army ignored the directive and carried out construction work. Later, Tantshal villagers obstructed the construction after which there was an altercation between Project Engineer and the local people.
In protest of this illegal construction, Sanjoy Doimari, Secretary of Tantshal village security guard, Tarun Chandra Nath, former member of Jia Gabharu Gaon Panchayat, Riju Basumatary, Secretary of Tantshal Village Development Committee and Suren Karmakar, Member of Jia Gabharu Gaon Panchayat submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister of Assam.
Tantshal villagers reacting on the issue said, “We have condemned the action taken by the defence troops of Missamari. It was very unfortunate that the army even did not bother to listen to the order of the state machinery. We will not allow construction on that road and we will knock every door to get justice since they are violating the norms “, the local people said.