40 trucks of betel nut asked to move back from Assam in Hailakandi

Hailakandi, Nov 19 : Around 40 trucks, carrying local betel nut from Mizoram, where stopped and asked to move back in Hailakandi’s Assam Mizoram border on Friday, allegedly due to improper documentation.

The trucks were stopped at Ramnathpur police station of Hailakandi on Friday morning. “We have asked them to move back and get the required tax documents and only then we will consider entering as per law” Hailakandi SP Gaurav Uphadhyay said to BVU on Thursday.

The police also said that the betel nuts were not examined of whether to be Burmese or local, as the police is not resourceful in examining it. “We have just stopped and asked them to move back as they lack tax documents” SP maintained.

However, the truck drivers alleged that they have the required permissions authorizing to sell the sacks of buts. “We are bringing it from months but what changed overnight is doubtful. We can assure that these are not Burmese grown B nuts” said a truck driver.

Meanwhile, Katlicherra MLA Sujam Uddin Laskar has requested the administration to allow the trucks to enter the state. “Traders are calling me up. They are trading this local betel nuts since months and I don’t understand what happened suddenly. I called up SP and DC but they say its order from higher authorities. The Order was for foreign nuts and not the local. These products are free to move anywhere in the country” MLA claimed.

As per the drivers, there are more than 1000 sacks of betel nuts over the 40 trucks.

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