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Eviction drive at Salakati

 At-least 20 shops and houses were dismantled during the eviction drive carried out by NTPC authority along the no. 4 & 5 gate of the NTPC at Salakati in Kokrajhar district on Friday.

 Evicted peoples alleged that they have not received any prior notice ahead eviction drive. They have face loss of properties due to the eviction.

 The NTPC authority along with magistrate evicted the all kinds of shops and houses that are running inside the NTPC complex at Salakati of Kokrajhar district. The eviction dismantled around twenty shop and houses along the no. 4 & 5 gates inside complexes, which included tea stall, small grocery, and houses.

 The NTPC authority claimed that stall and houses were illegally residing inside NTPC since long years. They were served notice about eviction, but didn’t respond on it, a NTPC official told.

Evicted family members alleged that they were evicted forcefully without any prior notice about eviction drive carried out today by NTPC authority.

Chitra Rai, an evicted woman along the NTPC told that she and her family is serving tea stall at no.4 gate since 30-40 years since BTPS tenure. The NTPC authority today carried out eviction without any prior notice. She even begged four-five days to shift her tea stall, but they didn’t respond.

She has to face losses of over lakh of properties due to the eviction. She has expresses her shock on the eviction that she have to face homeless in her life.

A villagers of Salakati area said that the NTPC authority should have served prior notice before eviction drive carrying along the complex.

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