Land grab: Justice (rtd) V K Jadhav commission submits its report to Goa govt

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Panaji: Goa government appointed one-man commission comprising Justice (rtd) V K Jadhav on Wednesday submitted its report on the land grabbing cases in the coastal state to chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant.

The commission was constituted by the state government in January this year, after Goa Crime Branch’s Special Investigation Team formed to investigate land grabbing cases registered 111 (one hundred and eleven) cases of land grab involving 93 parcels of land and properties admeasuring 1.5 lakh square metres across Goa.

Talking to reporters after submitting the report, Jadhav said that the entire exercise of filing the report has been completed in “record break time of ten months.”

“I have submitted the report. Now the ball is in CM’s court,” he commented.

While refusing to divulge the details of the report, Jadhav said that it is for the chief minister to divulge details of the report.

Chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant said that the report has been handed over the State chief secretary and state Advocate General for further process.

He said that the recommendations from the report would be used to save “lot of land” in future, which otherwise would have been sold by the scam masters.

Sawant said that there are seven main scam masters involved in the entire land grab scandal, who used to sell “no men land” and also government lands.

“The no man land is the property of people who have left the state,” the chief minister clarified.

He said that he has asked the chief secretary to start a process to identify no men lands and get them to the government. “We can give specific time period for these people to claim for their properties,” he said.

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