Khangabok Joint Coordinating Committee demands legal action

Joint Coordinating Committee Khangabok is an umbrella body of three local clubs in Khangabok Part-1 Awang Leikai, namely Modern Youth Club, Bansibudon Youth Club and Seven Star Youth Club.

Joint Coordinating Committee, Khangabok has alleged that Khangabok Bazaar Development Board members along with Settlement department staff have tried to launder a sum of Rs 84 crore by pretending as owners of the khas land located along the national highway 102 (Imphal-Moreh road) stretching from Arongthong to Wangbal area under Thoubal district.

During a press meet held on Thursday at Khangabok Bazaar, media coordinator of the committee, Dilipkumar said that the aforementioned people tried to cheat on the money as compensation for road broadening work being undertaken on the NH-102. He also drew the attention of the related authority in taking up legal action against all the alleged individuals, he added.

It may be mentioned that the Joint Coordinating Committee Khangabok is an umbrella body of three local clubs in Khangabok Part-1 Awang Leikai, namely Modern Youth Club, Bansibudon Youth Club and Seven Star Youth Club.

In the press meet, Dilipkumar further said that it unfortunate that members of the development board have illegally tried to grab the 9.84 hectare large khas land and their attempt to take money from the government using the names of 28 individuals without the knowledge of member of Khangabok Zilla Parishad, pradhan of Khangabok Part-1 Gram Panchayat and residents of the village.

While speaking to the media persons, the media coordinator of the committee demanded the government to take legal action against the involved members of Khangabok Bazar Development Board and staff of Settlement department within November 15 and also warned that the committee will stage a series of protest if the demand is not fulfilled within the deadline.

 

First Published:Oct. 23, 2020, 9:25 a.m.

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