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2 hurt in Amchang eviction drive

  • Assam Forest Department deployed 20 elephants and excavators to evict 1400 families from Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary on Thursday. Photo by UB Photos
    Assam Forest Department deployed 20 elephants and excavators to evict 1400 families from Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary on Thursday. Photo by UB Photos

A forest official along with two security personnel sustained injury during a massive eviction drive in the outskirt of Guwahati city on Friday. 

From early in the morning a huge eviction team led by Kamrup Deputy Commissioner reached the Amching reserved forest area and evicted many illegal settlers where the evicted people had an altercation with the forest officials.

The evicted people divided in a number of groups and pelted stones at the evictors. A forest official and a CRPF jawan sustained injury as the angry evicted people pelted stones at them.

Five excavators and seven elephants were deployed in the drive apart from 200 staff and security guards.

Later, the Gauhati High Court stayed the eviction till September 18 much to a major respite for the settlers.

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