The landowners affected by the widening of National Highway-37 expressed that the delay in payment or disbursement of the compensatory amount would mean escalation of tensions among the claimants whose claims are genuine and legal.
The petitioners complained of inaction on the part of the competent authority in making a reference to the Civil Court under Section 64 of the Act of 2013 for enhancement of the land acquisition compensation and for payment of rehabilitation and resettlement compensation.
The stretch of National Highway-2 at Khongnem Thana, Senapati were affected by a landslide in 2020.
Several houses and vehicles belonging to villagers were burnt during the Pongringlong (Charoipangdongba) village violence on June 17.
Land owners affected by 132KV S/C Rengpang-Tamenglong Transmission line project appealed to the chief minister to take up necessary action.
If there is any hint of misappropriation of funds sanctioned to compensate people affected by the Moreh by-pass road, the government is appealed to institute an investigation to punish the guilty and ensure that the affected persons get their due, Benjamin said.
The forum warns of taking legal help against the state government failing to respond to the appeal.,