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Friday, December 11, 2009

Cheque distribution ceremony turns violent

KARIMGANJ, Dec 11: The All Assam Mandal Kanungo Sanmilani (AAMKS) urged the Karimganj Deputy Commissioner to take appropriate action to ensure proper security of the members of the association. A memorandum was also submitted by the AAMKS members to the Karimganj DC demanding appropriate action to be taken against a group of people who allegedly abused the staff of AAMKS while disbursing cheques to beneficiaries.

The incident took place in the Nilambazaar circle office while AAMKS staff were distributing cheques to the beneficiaries of flood victims of 2007 when a group of 25 people allegedly tried to stop the authorities from distributing cheques. The group was adamantly telling the circle officer that it had submitted its objection on the disbursement of cheques stating irregularities in the making of the list.

Following the commotion, the authorities concerned stopped distributing the cheques but the beneficiaries demanded resumption of cheque distribution and even allegedly used foul language with the officers.
The group also threatened the officers with dire consequences if cheque disbursal was not continued.

It was reported that the list of flood victims was made with irregularities and that cheques were written in the names of those people who were living in concrete houses and have not been effected with floods.

According to sources South Karimganj MLA Siddeque Ahmed had pressurized the circle officer to disburse the cheques.

AAMKS organising secretary Pabitra Paul, while talking with The Sentinel, condemned the alleged act of the south Karimganj MLA and further said that they would be compelled to resort to agitation it safety and security of the staff was not ensured. THE SENTINEL

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