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Goa govt sets up special court for speedy trials of illegal mining cases

The Special Investigation Team of Goa Police has been probing various cases of illegal mining in the state

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

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The government has set up a special court for in cases related to in the coastal state after receiving several police complaints in this connection.

The special court has been set up under a provision of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Act, according to a circular issued by the here last week.

Additional District and Sessions has been appointed as of the special court, said in the circular.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Police has been probing various cases of in the state.

The SIT had last year quizzed MLA and former for his alleged involvement in a scam.

The had earlier probed the mining sector in and its report in 2012 had pegged the alleged irregularities at around Rs 35,000 crore in the state.

First Published: Tue, January 29 2019. 10:00 IST