Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has indicated that he will start a similar crackdown on brokers operating in District Transport Offices (DTOs) following the recent crackdown on land brokers across the state. Many people claim that they are subjected to harassment by brokers at DTO offices.
On Monday, Chief Minister Sarma said he received a list of 382 brokers working out of the state’s DTO offices.
“A list of 382 brokers has been sent to me. Their property lists, which are quite remarkable, have also been sent to me “Added the Chief Minister. He also believes that certain drastic measures are required to correct the situation. “Some steps must be taken if we want a progressive Assam,” he added, adding that he had learned the names of the corrupt personnel in the DTO offices.
After CM Himanta Biswa Sarma spoke out against the practise of hiring land brokers at a state-level meeting of circle officers and Additional Deputy Commissioners-Revenue (ADCs) held in Guwahati on September 8, the Assam Police Department detained 453 land ‘Dalals’ or brokers from across the state.