Akhil Gogoi led KMSS accused of extortion and land grabbing by former members

Akhil Gogoi led KMSS accused of extortion and land grabbing by former members


GUWAHATI: Four former members of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), of which Akhil Gogoi was founding secretary, have accused the organisation of extortion, land scam as well as other unfair means in the name of staging protest.

Former KMSS members Anupam Baruah, Dharmendra Bora, Gopal Bora and Bhadra Baruah have alleged that KMSS had collected Rs 150 from each public in the name of providing them land pattas in the year 2013-14 but the public had no sight of those promised pattas to date.

In the same year, KMSS had demanded a package of Rs. 1,000 crore from Nazaira's ONGC office to facilitate 100 per cent irrigation in the Sivasagr district. Later, two KMSS leaders - Laskar and Gohain - have come to a secret settlement of Rs. 200 crores with one ONGC's PD Deuri.

Two other KMSS leaders - Gogoi and Laskar - have allegedly filed a case against an irrigation officer of Jorhat after Moran Irrigation Department's Rs 30 lakh scam was busted but later KMSS dissolved the cases in exchange of money.

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Another RTI activist of KMSS namely Aurangdhara had allegedly settled another case of an illegal quarry situated near Sonari in exchange for Rs 2 lakhs with a district official named Gohain.

KMSS was also accused of grabbing 2 Katha land in the Sonari area in the year 2014-15 as well as stopping pipe line work in Dhola reserve and let the contractor to resume work after receiving ab huge sum of money.

These former KMSS leaders - who had joined KMSS in 2013 and resigned in 2015 citing ignorance by then KMSS president and now Sibsagar MLA Akhil Gogoi in fighting over 20 legal cases against them due to holding protest instructed by Akhil Gogoi - have also urged the people of Thowra not to vote for Raijor Dal, the bifurcated political wing of KMSS, in the upcoming by-election.


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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Sep 19, 2021