SIVASAGAR, Jan 25 � Criticizing Ranjan Kumar Das, Divisional Forest Officer of Sivasagar district, for not taking any measure to prevent encroachment on Geleki Reserve Forest along the Assam-Nagaland border in Sivasagar district, the Sivasagar unit of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) has demanded his removal from the post.
Stating that Geleki Reserve Forest is on the verge of extinction as nearly 4,000 hectares out of the total 5,927 hectares of forest land is under encroachment of Nagaland, the AJYCP stated that Naga miscreants had been striking again and again by cutting down a large number of trees in the forest�s Singibeel, Mugapara, Borhola and Charaisagia areas under the Nazira subdivision of Sivasagar district.
They have also destroyed some tea gardens along the Assam-Nagaland border.
Moreover, small tea growers in Charaipung, Geleki and Amguri have been bearing the brunt of extortion and abductions by Naga encroachers for the last few years.
The AJYCP will demonstrate in front of Divisional Forest Office on January 27 demanding Das� removal.