Cabinet nod for SIT to probe illegal transfers

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, DHANBAD
  • Updated: Mar 25, 2015 15:45 IST

The Jharkhand cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal for setting up a special investigating team (SIT) to probe illegal transfers of adivasi and government lands, and ensure speedy disposal of pending cases.

Cabinet and coordination secretary NN Pandey said a retired chief secretary-level officer would be appointed as the SIT chairman. The government will constitute the committee soon, he added.

Chief minister Raghubar Das had said his government was keen to restore land belonging to adivasis, which was transferred illegally to non-adivasis in the past, to its rightful owners.

The cabinet also decided to make the surrender policy for left wing extremist (LWE) groups lucrative by increasing the amount given to them after surrender.

As per the revised cabinet policy, the surrender amount for Politburo/central committee member have been increased to `22 lakh from `15 lakh. For regional committee members, surrender money has been increased from `7 lakh to `15 lakh. Zonal committee and sub-zonal committee members will get `10 lakh and `5 lakh respectively, compared to the earlier amounts of `5 lakh and `3 lakh.

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