Nilagiri: Alleging misbehaviour by government officials, local MLA Sukanta Nayak on Friday sat on a hunger strike in front of the Sub Collector’s office here.
According to reports, Nayak has alleged that the local Tahsildar and Additional Tahsildar have misbehaved with him when he was protesting against eviction of encroachers from the sub-divisional court premises here.
The incident occurred when these officials with the help of earth moving machines pulled down makeshift huts used by stamp vendors to carry out their business, reports said.
The MLA had demanded that the stamp vendors should be first rehabilitated before their eviction. This resulted in a spat between the officials and the MLA, reports added.