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Nagaland house plot in Chennai illegally occupied
Published on 7 Mar. 2011 1:04 AM IST
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A team headed by a Public Works Department (PWD) engineer from Assam has alleged that lands allotted to governments of various states including Nagaland for construction of the respective state Bhavans have been illegally occupied by third parties.
This was disclosed by the 14-member team led by the Assam PWD engineer Trinayan Handique who along with representatives of a construction company visited the land in Velachery when a broker named Selvam claimed the ownership of the land and allegedly threatened the workers.
Based on Assam Public Works Department engineer’s compliant, suburban police have registered a case and notified the Central Crime Branch.
Learning of the incident from The Times Of India, Chennai newspaper Friday’s issue, the Naga Christian Fellowship Chennai (NCFC) Pastor Wapangtoshi sent the information to the chief minister of Nagaland and requested him to immediately look into the matter.
To have a Nagaland House in Chennai is a long awaited desire of hundreds of Nagas in Chennai as well as Nagas in South India, he said.
It was pointed out to the chief minister that Chennai being the gateway of South India daily many Nagas come and go for medical treatment, education and different purpose.
Further, he appealed to the government of Nagaland to take urgent steps with the consultation of its Tamil Nadu counterpart if the newspaper report was true and assured full co-operation from the Nagas based in Chennai.

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