New Delhi, Feb 22: Amidst reports of growing Maoists mayhem, the Center has informed the Supreme Court about its plan to envisaged Rs. 7,300 crore package for the development of Naxal-affected States in the country.
Citing the Center's approval of the package, attorney General G E Vahanvati submitted it before the bench of Justices B. Sudershan Reddy and S.S. Nijjar.
The attorney general added that the government was anticipating Maoists interference in the implementation of the scheme as similar disturbances were witnessed in the earlier schemes.
He said that the details of the package in the form of an affidavit will be presented by the government before the apex court.
The submission was made by the attorney general during the hearing of the petition on killing of over 10 tribals of Gompad village allegedly by security personnel in Dantewada district in Chattisgarh for acting as Maoists sympathisers.
The tribals have gone missing after the filing of petition, seeking CBI inquiry into the case.
However, on Feb 15, as per the Court's direction six of the 12 missing tribals were produced before the Court by the Chhattisgarh government.
Human rights activist, Himanshu Kumar filed a petition alleging that the Chhattisgarh Police had kidnapped the kin of the victims who had earlier filed a petition in the SC.
He said that Sodi Sambo, the key witness in the killing was last seen at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was undergoing treatment for his bullet injury.