BELLARY: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted a survey on Thursday in former minister and mining baron Janardhana Reddy’s Associated Mining Company (AMC) based on the alleged transportation of 3.20 lakh tonnes of iron ore in five days (March 18-23, 2010).
A team headed by CBI Superintendent of Police Subramanya Rao conducted the survey along with a group of engineers from Singareni Coal Mines, Andhra Pradesh. Apparently, the CBI official arrived at Hospet on Wednesday night and had surveyed the mining areas under AMC on Thursday. Recently, the CBI collected information from the Department of Mines and Geology about illegal mining. Based on this information, the CBI conducted the survey.
The CBI team along with Reddy’s close aide and personnel assistant Mehfuz Ali Khan, visited the stock yards in Hospet and Sandur. On Thursday, the CBI with the help Department of Mines and Geology and forest department officials surveyed the area till evening.