CBI serves notice to Hospet mines

BELLARY: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the investigation of the alleged illegal mining activities of Associated Mining Company (AMC) owned by former Minister G Janar

Published: 31st March 2012 02:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:51 PM   |  A+A-

BELLARY: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the investigation of the alleged illegal mining activities of Associated Mining Company (AMC) owned by former Minister G Janardhana Reddy and his wife, Gali Lakshmi Aruna served notices to some mines and stockyards in Hospet taluk to appear for interrogation.

A CBI team, led by Inspector Vivekananda served notices to P Balasubbshetty mines (PGS), Gogga brothers mines, RP Mines, KMM Mines, SB Minerals and Credit Minerals among others, sources said.

CBI Officials who visited the office of Mines and Geology in Hospet collected the addresses of these mines. Concerned staff and owners were summoned half an hour before the notice was served.

The process of consultation with mine owners and issuing of notices started on Wednesday continued till Friday evening. The Supreme Court on a petition filed by Samaj Parivarthan Samudaya (SPS) against illegal mining in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, directed the CBI to investigate the alleged illegal mining activities of AMC.

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