Lum Survey issue in court: DC says efforts on to fastrack it to find solution


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The District Police on Thursday has registered a case against the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) leaders for carrying out an eviction drive against alleged illegal settlers at Lum Survey.


Informing this, East Khasi Hills Deputy Commission SC Sadhu said action will be initiated if anyone takes land into their hand.


“The case was registered at the Sadar police station against HYC president Roy Kupar Synrem, vice president Donbok Kharlyngdoh, assistant general secretary Isaac Basaiawmoit and multiple unknown others in connection with the unlawful actions carried out by them in Lum Survey in the morning of 23/05/24,” Police sources said.


“I spoke to SP and a case has been registered against the people who did this activity and without anybody taking law into their own hand, action will be initiated, so a case has been registered and appropriate action will be initiated,” Sadhu told Meghalaya News 24.

 Stating that the matter related to the eviction of the alleged illegal settlers at Lum Survey is subjudice, the Deputy Commission said the matter will once again come up for hearing on May 28 at Guwahati.

“There is a court hearing on the 28th of this month, where they are praying for vacating the stay order on the particular matter. So we are giving them the information that we have and the joint inspection report that we are having with us and about various issues pertaining to the land,” he said, assuring that the district administration is helping in preparing a strong case.

He further said that the administration was not aware of this move by HYC, “we were not informed nor were we part of this process.”

Sadhu also said, “So on this particular issue including the members of the HYC and the Defence Estate Office from Guwahati, Cantonment from Shillong, Superintendent of Police East Khasi Hills and our ADC revenue we jointly had an inspection of the site, I think two or three weeks back. They have met the people residing there they inspected and have prepared a report on this and we are in touch with the Defence estate Office Guwahati where they are taking legal opinion about what course of action needs to be taken.”

While asserting that based on the court’s direction action will be initiated, the DC said, “Basing on the report they are praying to the court about the action to be taken and basing on the court order the action will be initiated but we request everyone not to take law into their own hands it rather than solving the problem it will complicate the problem.”

“ We are trying to fastrack to find the solution for this problem and this kind of incident will delay it and further complicate it,” he added.

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