Akhil Gogoi’s Orchid Park eviction stayed by HC

Guwahati, July 12: The Gauhati High Court on Wednesday stayed the eviction order issued by the Circle Office of Bokakhat Revenue Circle to the Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity Park.

On July 5, the Bokakhat district administration issued an eviction notice to peasant leader Akhil Gogoi’s Kaziranga National Orchid & Biodiversity Park alleging that the Park has illegally occupied an area of 6 bigha, 1 kotha and 12 lecha of government land.

The next hearing of the order has been scheduled on August 20.

State intellectuals on Tuesday came out in support of Gogoi and said that he is being targetted for protesting against the state government.