TURA | NOV 19, 2019:
The District Registrar of East Garo Hills district has temporarily suspended registration of Williamnagar Main Market Merchants Association following the complaints received from various sources.
In an order issued by the officials, it stated that there had been a number of illegal collection of money from the shopkeepers and local vegetables vendors going on in the Williamnagar Main Market and the Williamnagar Municipal Board (WMB) had been threatened and urged to stop collection of taxes from the market with effect from 1 November onwards.
Further, the order stated that a letter had been issued to the WMB claiming that the Williamnagar Main Market does not belong to WMB and as such it has no right to collect taxes from the shopkeepers, vendors, etc.
The District Registrar also had received reports of un-authorized issue of no objection to set up shops in the main market.