Magisterial probe ordered into paragliding incident in Assam
Guwahati: A magisterial probe has been ordered into the paragliding incident of Tinsukia district Assam where a 35-year-old man fell to death on Wednesday.
The Additional District Magistrate, Monjit Borkakoti, in an order stated, “I, Shri Monjit Borkakot, ACS, Addl District Magistrate, Tinsukia vide order under reference, to enquire into the incident that took place on 26th January/2022, at Skyland Resort, Guijan, Tinsukia leading to a death of a person and to examine all the aspects of the incident including the requisite safety measures of Skyland Resort, Guijan, Tinsukia etc.”
Borkakoti also invited the witness to the incident or people having knowledge about the incident to get their statements recorded before him on January 29 before office hours.
On Wednesday, Pankaj Gogoi, who hailed from Lakhimpur, died after he fell from a paraglider in Skyland resort near Dibru River in Guijan.
However, the incident sparked a controversy regarding the resort, which was opened in 2020 without an NOC from authorities concerned.
There are also allegations of pollution by the use of generator set at the resort, besides risk of the river polluted and danger to the environment due to airguns use and other activities that calls for a clarification from the district administration.
Officials informed that based on preliminary information, a group of 4 people had come from Lakhimpur district and one of them fell during paragliding and got seriously injured.
The victim was later rushed to a private nursing home in Dibrugarh where he succumbed to his injuries.