Saturday, June 20, 2009

Action plan put in place

Express News Service First Published : 20 Jun 2009 10:48:44 AM ISTLast Updated :

BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced in the Assembly that a detailed action plan is being put in place in order to address the land-related issues of tribals of Narayanpatna.

Making a statement in the House after returning from Koraput, Naveen said the revenue administration has been instructed to take special steps to detect cases of unauthorised occupation of tribal land by the non-tribals. Settlement of these lands will be made as per law in a time-bound manner.

Naveen announced that the long-standing issues of tribals relating to the forest land will also be resolved after following the due process of law.

The Chief Minister said intensive combing operations and followup action are now underway by the CRPF and State police, including the Special Operations Group (SOG). The SDPO, Laxmipur has been suspended for having disobeyed standing instructions to be followed while carrying out anti-Naxalite operations, Naveen said, adding that DIG, South-Western Range has been directed to submit report within a week. Describing the martyrdom of the killed securitymen as an exemplary act of bravery, Naveen said they were on duty trying to open communication lines in Narayanpatna block when the incident took place. He said the road between Narayanpatna and Laxmipur was partially blocked by extremist elements from June 15 onwards.

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