Assam: Nearly 400 ‘Land Brokers’ AKA ‘Dalals’ Arrested In Overnight Raids

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Taking the steps to end ‘Dalal Raj’ or the influence of brokers in the government land offices of Assam nearly 400 land brokers aka ‘Dalals’ were picked up from different locations of Assam on the intervening night of 20 and 21st September.

Chief Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma informed of this latest development through social media platforms.

“453 land brokers picked up so far in continuing raids by @assampolice in our concerted pledge to end #AssamFightsDalalRaj. This notorious practice of brokers/dalals in revenue offices harassing commoners must end. Our fight against nefarious activities will go on relentlessly.”

A few days back in his interaction with the circle officers of Assam Dr. Sarma had asked them to free their offices from the influence of land brokers. “Give them a gamosa and bid them farewell,” he had said to attending circle officers.

The aggressive measures against the land brokers of the intervening night of September 20-21 can be viewed as an extension of the tough stance that the Assam Chief Minister has displayed after taking office in May, against these underhand dealers and their dealings.

Even during the first conference of the DCs in Diphu CM Dr. Sarma sounded quite aggressive towards streamlining the procedures afflicting the government offices dealing with land-related matters.

Anyone visiting the settlement offices, land revenue, circle offices, or DC offices, etc. for any land-related matters have had to deal with these land brokers or dalals to get their work done. It would be interesting to watch if the recent actions taken by the Assam government bear any fruit to make the offices dealing with land related matters ‘dalal free’.

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