25th Apr 2017 10:04:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Maksam Tayeng

PASIGHAT, Apr 25:  After receiving a complaint from All Bogong Students’ Union (E) on Monday regarding alleged illegal commercial building construction at town’s main market, the Addl. Dy. Commissioner, Pasighat Oli Perme Tayeng, EAC (LM) cum Municipal Executive Officer, Ainstein Koyu and official from DRLSO inspected the building in the presence of union leaders. Upon verification and inspection of the building, the officials found the construction was illegal and felt the need for urgent action in this regard.

When contacted, ADC said that, they visited the site on DC’s direction and the concern Estate Officer will shortly issue a direction on it.

While ABSU (E) President, Lungkang Ering said that they have again lodged an FIR on suggestion of administrative officer against two councillors, Tagom Doming and Denong Tamuk for allegedly continuing the building construction despite being stopped last year. Ering alleged that, both the councillors have been carrying out the construction of commercial building just besides the daily market illegally.

When Pasighat Police Station was contacted over the FIR lodged against both the councillors, Officer in-charge Atan Taki said that, a case has already been registered against the duo last year, charge sheet of which was already submitted to court. “Since double case can’t be registered against same offense, we didn’t register this fresh FIR from the union”, said Taki who also felt that administration should have dealt and solved it without throwing the ball in police’s court.

It is worth mentioning here that, both the councillors had confessed of their illegal construction in an interview with this reporter a year ago. However, they had maintained firmly that, district administration didn’t act on their appeal to stop other illegal encroachments in the area despite their repeated reminders as councillors which finally prompted them to start the construction.

At times district administration has been also alleged of being selective in eviction of encroachments and was tagged “cherry picking”, as in certain eviction drives in the past many bigwigs, rich and influential peoples’ illegal buildings were spared  and skipped due to which poorer section of society had raised objection about discrimination and biasness during eviction drives. 

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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