[ Karda Natam ]
ITANAGAR, Sep 20: Assam Police personnel and paramilitary forces, led by the district administration of Lakhimpur have reportedly intruded the boundary of the state and destroyed the structure of an ongoing government construction work in Dollungmukh village under Lower Subansiri district on Tuesday last.
Villagers have claimed that officers from Lakhimpur district, comprising of the Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, DFO and police personnel, besides paramilitary force and forest guards entered inside the jurisdiction of Arunachal Pradesh at Dollungmukh circle and allegedly destroyed the ongoing government construction work.
They also allegedly seized some of the construction materials and forcefully stopped the labourers from carrying out their work.
14th Tamen Dollungmukh ZPM, Bai Tassap informed that armed forces and police personnel of Assam, armed with heavy sophisticated weapons illegally trespassed into the state’s boundary and damaged some of the public property and seized the building hardware items.
“They also damaged the household items of labourers in the site”, he said, claiming that they entered from Raj Ali village and trespassed into Government Higher Secondary School Dollungmukh, Midpu village and Kher-Bari village.
The ZPM further informed that the villagers have in the meantime lodged an FIR at Dollumukh Police Outpost and Ziro Police Station against the alleged intruders.
Meanwhile, Dollungmukh Circle Officer, Koj Tacho has informed that no prior notice was served to the office by the Lakhimpur administration regarding their visit.
“Visiting the area without seeking permission or providing prior notice to local administration is strictly against protocol and is in fact considered illegal as any untoward incident could have happened”, he pointed out.
Further, the All Dollungmukh Area Students’ Union has in a release informed that the Assam forest personnel, led by North Lakhimpur district DFO confiscated eight pieces of machines, including a printer, cutter, two sets of mobile phones and dismantled the water tanks and lavatory of the amusement park setup at Kherbari under Dollungmukh.
Lamenting on alleged inaction of the state government towards bringing a solution to the recurring boundary issue, the Students’ Union said that the state government could have handled the situation through diplomatic measures much earlier if it had initiated concrete measures on time.