Mining Scam: Search Held at Office of Ex-Goa CM's Close Aide

Published: 16th September 2015 06:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2015 06:41 PM   |  A+A-


PANAJI: Sleuths today conducted a search at the office of a realtor known to be a close aide of former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat in connection with the mining scam.            

The Special Investigation Team of Crime Branch searched the office of one Nitin Nayak, a cement and real estate agent, in Margao town.           

"The search was conducted as a part of the investigation into the illegal mining scam. We have seized some documents from his (Nayak's) office," a senior crime branch officer said. The SIT is investigating several cases in the illegal mining scam.           

Justice MB Shah Commission, which was probing the scam, had claimed the fraud to be worth Rs 35,000 crore. Kamat was the Goa Chief Minister when instances of illegal mining were reported in the state.  

The panel has accused Kamat of overseeing the scam, in which several bureaucrats and mining magnates are also alleged to be involved.

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