High-level inquiry demanded into illegal land grabbing of tea garden workers in Dibrugarh

In Dibrugarh, high-ranking inquiry is required into the illegal land grabbing by tea garden workers

DIBRUGARH: Tuesday’s demand by the Assam Tribes Students Association for a high-ranking investigation into illegal land grabs of tea garden workers’ property was made on Tuesday. Lakhindra Kurmi (Dibrugarh ATTSA secretary) said Tuesday at a Banipur press conference, “We demand a top-level inquiry against forceful land grabbings by the land mafia of Krishna Kurmi’s Land.”

“The land mafia forced Krishna Kurmi to give up 6 bigha land at Jiliguri Gaon, under the Lahowal constituency in Dibrugarh. Krishna Kurmi was threatened by the land mafia in 2012. They took his signature and made the stamp paper on March 17, 2014. Kurmi claimed that the land mafia had forged and forcibly signed the myadi Patta Land.

He claimed that “the land mafia have seized the land of poor tea workers.” It is important that the district administration takes the matter seriously to take legal action against the land mafia.

According to the ATTSA leader, “We informed Dibrugarh Deputy Commission about this matter. On July 27, 2022, the Deputy Commissar had written to East Revenue Circle officer Dibrugarh in an inquiry into the matter and requested a report be submitted within seven days. But no report has ever been received.”

Students’ bodies have asked Chief Minister Himanta Bisho Sarma to intervene and provide shelter and security to Krishna Kurmi and his family.

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