Harishchandrapur: This time, the soil was not spared from the hands of the mafia, the river Kankhol, a branch of Fulhar. This time soil is being cut with earth movers from Kankhol river which has dried up in the month of Phalgun. And that soil is going from various brick kilns in the area to the neighboring states of Bihar and Jharkhand. The land and land reform department of the quiet area. Even before this, there was a case of open cutting of soil from Fulhar river in Harishchandrapur police station area. Then the Harishchandrapur 2nd block administration was forced to take action due to the news of ‘Uttarabanga Sangbad’. For a few days since that day, although the power of these land mafias is less, they have started to illegally cut the land on the banks of the river under the nose of the administration. The soil is being cut by 10 to 11 feet without following the rules. Part of Kankhol, a tributary of Fulhar River, flows past the Tangta Ghat Bridge belonging to Harishchandrapur Block No. 2. Allegations of soil cutting are coming from there. Soil is cut on Saturday and Sunday. How is the administration giving permission to cut soil from the river? The question arises about it.
It is known that this soil is being cut for the benefit of brick kilns in the area. That soil is going to the brick kiln. Even, it is alleged that soil is being smuggled in Bihar. Locals are angry with this role of the administration. Local residents claim that the administration has repeatedly given strict messages to stop illegal land cutting, but it is not being reflected in reality.
Harishchandrapur Block No. 2 Land and Land Reforms Officer Surjit Das did not pick up the phone when called in this regard. However, Sub-Divisional Ruler (Chanchal) Kallol Roy said, ‘I am talking to the Land and Land Reform Department about this. Action will be taken if irregular.’
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