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Bithika granted bail on PR bond


SILCHAR, Aug 29: Silchar MLA Bithika Dev was today granted bail on PR bond of Rs 10,000 by Golak Chandra Baruah, Sub-Judicial district Magistrate, who had on July 18 issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against her for her failure to physically appear in the court in previous dates. Apart from Dev, Additional Deputy Commissioner BC Nath and former settlement officer MK Debnath were also granted bail on PR bond. Later all of them, in separate petitions, lodged cases claiming that the case against them was in violation of the Municipality Act as well as the relevant laws.
Pantilung Rongmei, vice president of the Silchar Rongmei Naga Samadhisthan Unnayan Parishad, lodged a case against Bithika Dev, the then chairperson of SMB, BC Nath, MK Debnath and a few other employees of the municipality alleging that the accused unlawfully evicted people belonging to Naga community and even bulldozed the graveyard at the trenching ground in Meherpur area. The case (3714/07) further said that a number of Naga families were allotted land at the trenching ground measuring 48 bighas and 17 kathas, but the Municipality wanted to evict them. (Source - Sentinel Assam)

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