Tribals encroach Devikulam Forest Office premises

KOCHI: Tribal people encroached the Devikulam divisional forest office premises on Saturday morning. A group of people, including women and children trespassed into the area. The police had stopped another attempt to encroach the forest land at Perinjamkutty on Friday. The tribal people, who were given land at Chinnakkanal as part of the rehabilitation scheme, encroached into the area, said the officials.The encroachment attempt was made alleging that the given land was not suitable for residential purposes due to disturbance from wild elephants.