Assam will not tolerate encroachment: Minister

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 18:07

Lakhimpur: Assam will not `tolerate` any encroachment on its land by neighbouring states and has directed the concerned district authorities to evict all encroachments, state Border Minister Siddeque Ahmed Tuesday said.
"The government has decided to set up nine border outposts in Lakhimpur district along the 158 km border with Arunachal Pradesh. Border roads will also be developed", Ahmed said.

The government, he said, has chalked out a Rs 40 crore project to develop its border with neighbouring states.

The minister held a meeting with Lakhimpur deputy commissioner, superintendent of police and other senior officials of the district to discuss the recent alleged encroachments by people of Arunachal Pradesh on Assam`s land and constructions there later dismantled.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 18:07

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