Shillong, April 5: The Supreme Court has ordered demolition of illegal construction of houses at 29-Cantonment shillong in the city.
Authorities today carried out a massive eviction drive in the heart of Shillong, demolishing around 500 houses and rendering several illegal occupants homeless. The drive was carried out at Mawlonghat area of the city in the present of the Shillong 29-Cantonment Board officials following the orders of the Supreme Court. Hundreds of families who had occupied the area illegally were evicted in the drive. During operations the encroachers showed resistance in the area of harijan Colony. However, with the assistance of the police force, the enforcement staff carried out successful operations.