PORVORIM: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said that the State Cabinet today has accepted Justice (retired) VK Jadhav commission report on SIT land grab.
Sawant was addressing the media during the state cabinet meeting.
“Today cabinet accepted Justice (retired) VK Jadhav commission report on SIT land grab. All the suggestions made in the report will be implemented,” said Sawant
Sawant said that the commission has given the list ”no man’s land” and government land that was fraudulently grabbed. He said that it will be repatriate it to the government. We can give specific time to these people to claim their properties.
“We are waiting for police inquiry report. All the cases would be charge sheeted,” he added
He further said that the commission’s recommendations would be examined and action taken to retrieve prime properties, including those belonging to the government that have been fraudulently sold to unsuspecting buyers.
“The state government will examine and implement its recommendations. The government is keen to protect Goan lands. Necessary land reforms, laws, actions will be taken on priority basis,” the chief minister said.
The commission was established by the state government in June 2022 with the intention of looking into fraudulent land deals involving the falsification of historical records.
The commission convened for the first time in January following the registration of 111 cases of land grabbing involving 93 parcels of land totaling 1.5 lakh square meters throughout Goa by the special investigation team of the crime branch.
Being one of the most popular travel destinations, Goa has been the focus of these criminals who steal land illegally. In order to defend Goa’s territory and the interests of its citizens, we won’t stop at anything, Sawant declared.