Shah Panel to visit Koida Thursday

Published: 01st November 2012 02:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st November 2012 02:05 PM   |  A+A-

Administration is gearing up for the visit of the Justice M B Shah Commission on illegal mining to Koida mining sector in Sundargarh district for two days, from Thursday.

Sources said the six-member team of the commission is likely to reach Koida from nearby Barbil mining sector and begin field visit in the morning.

During their earlier visit to Bhubaneswar, the administration had sent around 1,100 files related to mining area maps, records of rights against land, surface rights and actual mining areas for scrutiny. After spot verification, the panel is again likely to scrutinize records from November 3.

Senior administrative officers have been camping at Koida to extend all support to the team.

A senior officer said the team may resort to random check of mines and also interact with the locals.

Meanwhile, elaborate security arrangements have been put in place under Rourkela SP Himanshu Lal and police deployed at strategic  locations.

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