After reviewing the cases registered against the residents of the Scheduled Tribes in the Naxal-affected areas of Chhattisgarh, till May 31, a total of 718 cases were acquitted by various courts and a total of 944 accused have been benefitted till now. Let us inform that following the policy of security, trust and development, CM Bhupesh Baghel has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of retired Supreme Court judge AK Patnaik to return the cases registered against innocent tribals in Naxal-affected areas. Along with this, the district administration and the police department have also been directed to investigate the Naxal cases registered against the tribals and give relief to the innocent tribals. The cases were presented for consideration before the Justice Patnaik Committee for the return of the cases registered against the tribals through the court. Of these, the committee has recommended for withdrawal of 627 cases. Based on the recommendation of Patnaik Committee, 594 cases have been withdrawn from the court, in which 726 persons have got benefit. At present only 33 cases are pending for withdrawal from the court. Similarly, the police department has identified 365 Naxal cases for speedy trial in the courts. In this, the court has acquitted 124 cases and benefited 218 people. In this, 36 people have been acquitted in 24 cases of Dantewada district, 47 people in 44 cases in Bijapur district, 9 people in 7 cases in Narayanpur district and 9 accused in 3 cases in Kondagaon district. Similarly, 6 people have been acquitted in 1 case in Kanker district, 109 people in 44 cases in Sukma district and 2 accused in 1 case in Rajnandgaon district.