Panel may Submit Granite Scam Report in Court on Monday

Published: 18th November 2015 05:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th November 2015 05:19 AM   |  A+A-

MADURAI: The Madras High Court-appointed Legal Commissioner U Sagayam IAS is likely to submit his report on granite scam before the High Court next Monday.

Highly placed sources said the report will be  filed both in paper and video documentation and will concentrate on the quantum of the scandal as well as its impact on various aspects like how agricultural activities and environment have been affected by granite firms.

Sources said Sagayam has given instructions to his team members to cross-check both the documents. The report is in its final stage. The paper documentation would be based on the data given by various government departments, including the mines and minerals, revenue, police, agriculture, excise and customs and nationalised banks.

Sources said the Sagayam Commission would compare all the documents, in which they have found irregularities. The report would recommend compensation to farmers after getting the fine amount from granite firms for spoiling agriculture activities as well as tanks in Melur and East taluk. Sources said Sagayam’s team have taken the visuals of granite quarries through helicam.

Sagayam, the then Collector of Madurai, had sent a report on granite scam to the Industrial Secretary in 2012. In his report, he said the losses incurred due to illegal granite mining came to Rs 16,000 crore.

Based on the report, his successor Anshul Mishra conducted an inquiry.  

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