The SIT was formed on the directive of the state government on the basis of a report of conversion through "allurement or in the garb of social services" in tribal-dominated Santhal Paragana region including Pakur district, Superintendent of Police, Shailendra Prasad Barnwal, said.
The SIT would have all Inspector rank officers and officer-in-charge of various police stations of the district, he said.
Barnwal said SIT will identify the forces allegedly engaged in conversion after consulting with all police station officers-in-charge of the district and common people.
Recently, the intelligence agencies had stumbled upon some audio clip, in which two persons "were in conversion to target poor Santhal and primitive Pahariya tribe people for conversion by offering them money, cattle etc," the SP said.
The district administration of Pakur was alerted after the audio clip was brought to the notice of the government.
Meanwhile, Jharkhand state unit vice-president of Hindu Jagran Manch and Janjati Suraksha Manch National Co-cordinator, Dr Rajkishore Hansdah demanded immediate action to check conversion or they would be forced to launch an agitation against it.
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