Goa Police to transfer land irregularity cases to SIT: DGP

Goa Chief Police Officer Jaspal Singh has said that all cases of land irregularities in the state will be transferred to the new Special Investigation Team (SIT).

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Singh said there were several cases related to land fraud recorded in police stations across the state. The SIT training will encourage people to come forward to register land fraud complaints, he said, adding, “So many more cases like this will be transferred to SIT in the future.” Singh said stated that in addition to investigating the cases, the SIT will also recommend changes to existing laws, rules or procedures so that such cases can be avoided in the future.

The Government of Goa has recently constituted the SIT to investigate cases of land grabbing and illegal land transfer. The seven-member SIT is headed by the Nidhin Valsan, Superintendent of Police, Criminal Branch, and includes members of the State Department of Archeology and the State Registrar.

SIT has arrested a man from Karnataka for allegedly illegally transferring 60-70 properties to Goa using false documents.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had said some government officials could also be arrested if found to be involved in collusion with the accused.

(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)