Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Land surveyors held captive in Potka

Jamshedpur, Sep 28: Two surveyors and five helpers of JCE Engineering & Management Services Pvt. Ltd. who went to Baghmara Village of Shankarda Panchayat under Potka Block for measuring land were held captive for several hours and took out a rally in the village on Sunday.

According to sources, surveyors went for measuring land for canal under Subarnrekha River when the villagers held the seven men hostage and handed over to Potka Police on Sunday.

According to villagers, the company conducted survey without any prior notice which is against the law. �The company should first take NOC from Gram Sabha then only they can conduct the survey work, the villagers had written to the Circle Officer of Potka two months back and had advised not to allow any company conduct survey but still they came for measuring,� said a villager.

As the surveyors tried to measure the land all the villagers came to the spot and held five helpers and two surveyors� hostage for hours.

On the occasion Village head Jayram Murmu said without NOC no company will be allowed to conduct survey work here.

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