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Assam police arrested two persons in connection with an alleged land grabbing case in Lumding in Hojai district in Assam on Wednesday.

The arrested persons have been identified as Manoj Sarma and Taibur Rahman. Both are state forest department officials.

According to a local police source, the accused officials were involved with land dealers for allegedly settling encroachers in the Lumding reserve forest in Hojai district.

A case (224/21) has already been registered at Lumding police station on November 8 against settling people on the reserve forest land.

So far, 12 persons have been arrested in this case of which 4 are officials of the forest department.

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