West Bengal Cracks Down on Land Grabbing

The West Bengal government has formed a committee of senior officials to address and prevent the illegal grabbing of state-owned land. This decision followed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's dissatisfaction with the issue. The committee includes high-ranking officers from finance, police, and law and order departments.


PTI | Kolkata | Updated: 22-06-2024 08:53 IST | Created: 22-06-2024 08:53 IST
West Bengal Cracks Down on Land Grabbing
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The West Bengal government has taken a significant step to prevent the illegal acquisition of state-owned land by establishing a committee of senior officials. This decisive move came shortly after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee voiced her displeasure over recurring allegations concerning land grabbing.

The newly formed committee comprises state Finance Secretary Manoj Pant, senior IAS officer Prabhat Mishra, ADG (Law and Order) Manoj Verma, and Kolkata Police Commissioner Vineet Goyal, according to an official statement.

Instructions were reportedly delivered by the chief minister during an administrative meeting on Thursday, wherein she expressed her deep concern over the issue. The state government is now set on taking stringent measures to tackle this problem.

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