Peasant leader Akhil Gogoi has made sensational allegations against the Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal that the supari mafias are carrying on illegal supari syndicate (betel nut) right under the nose of CM Sonowal.
The Krishak Mukti Sangram chief, Gogoi, who had long been vocal about various alleged syndicates operating in the state on Saturday asked Sonowal to clear his stand by commenting on the same and further alleged CM Sonowal of being silent despite being aware of the syndicates.
As per reports, a Central Government revenue intelligence team of Nagpur visited the residence of supari mafia Abdul Hannan alias Bablu for investigation. In the meantime, local people allegedly gheraoed the team for several hours and disrupted the search.
Alleging supports to the racketeers from high officials in police, Gogoi said, “Hannan does all that under the protection of Golaghat police and Supari mafia leads the police administration of Golaghat”.
Notably, various allegations were raised several times against supari businessman Abdul Hannan alias Bablu for running a supari syndicate in Assam. It has been alleged that supari is imported from Myanmar to Golaghat and supplied to the other States of India without paying taxes to the government. To investigate the matter, the team of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence reached Golaghat and visited the businessman’s residence for inquiry.