A heated situation arose in Lankaijan area in the border of Karbi Anglong and Hojai district on Friday after the district administration of Karbi Anglong launched an eviction drive to free the area from illegal settlers.
Members of KMSS along with hundreds of local staged protest at the spot against the eviction drive. They claimed that No.1 Charkebasti area falls under Hojai district and hence Karbi Anglong district administration does not have the authority to evict the people living in the area. Police was forced to lathi-charge to disperse the protesters, where one person sustained injuries.
The Karbi Anglong district administration has launched eviction drive in 15000 bighas of land in the Lankaijan area since last Saturday.