RAHA, March 4 - More than 50 illegal makeshift houses at Basundhori locality under Raha revenue circle were evicted on Saturday during a drive initiated by Raha revenue circle officer Pallavi Kachary. The drive was launched to remove encroachments in the area based on the instruction of Deputy Commissioner, Nagaon.
Illegal shops near the houses were also removed. Though a group of house owners protested against the drive, the Revenue authorities continued the evacuation. The circle officer had also instructed that the eviction drive be carried out in Atigaon area under Hatbor panchayat.
It might be mentioned here that local residents of the area had been demanding a permanent solution to encroachment. There are allegations that the encroachers have settled in the said area with the support of some political parties.