IAS Paramaditya to head SIT on mining

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Panaji: Indian Police Services (IPS) officer has been appointed to investigate into the cases filed against the politicians, government servants and businessmen in related to illegal mining in the State.

Paramaditya (IPS) has been appointed as Deputy Inspector General to supervise the function of Superintendent of Police in North and South Districts and Head of Special Investigation Team to investigate mining related cases with immediate effect.

State government’s Under Secretary (Personnel-II) Shanshank Thakur has issued the order on Monday which has also relieved DIG Jaspal Singh from the charge as head of SIT.

Goa Crime Branch’s SIT is investigating half a dozen of cases related to illegal mining which includes the names of former chief minister Digambar Kamat along with other government officials, traders and mine owners.

M  B Shah Commission, a body appointed by Supreme Court, in its report in the year 2012 had pointed out that the illegal mining to the tune of Rs 35,000 crore had taken place in the State.

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