Press Esc to close
Sunday 01 March 2015
News updated at 2:19 AM IST
Weather
Max: 31.7°C
Min : 16.9°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

Mining case: Retired IAS officer in judicial custody

Bangalore, Sept 8, 2013, DHNS:

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court on Saturday remanded retired IAS officer Shamim Banu in judicial custody till September 21.

During the hearing of her bail petition, the CBI sought time to file its objections, which the court has granted. While allowing CBI time till Tuesday, the court rejected requests from Banu’s counsel seeking an interim bail.

Banu, CBI has alleged, had abetted illegal activities carried out by Deccan Mining Syndicate (DMS), one of the indicted companies in the mining case.

While a charge sheet is yet to be filed, sources maintain that Banu had passed a file seeking renewal of DMS’ lease, instead of rejecting it.

In the said case, the investigating agency has also arrested  Rajendra Kumar Jain, the head of DMS, N Vishwanathan, a retired additional chief secretary, Ritesh Milapchand Jain, a senior executive of DMS, and police inspector Ramakanth Hullar.

The arrests were made following an investigation pursuant to the Central Empowered Committee’s (CEC) findings that DMS had encroached on mines owned by the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC).

The CEC, in its submission to the Supreme Court, has accused the promoters of DMS of encroaching on mines owned by NMDC at Donimalai in Sandur, Bellary, and estimates that NMDC, a public sector company, had to bear a wrongful loss of Rs 100 crore due to this.
Sources said DMS had been leased a 50-acre plot by the government in 1966. When the leasehold was to be renewed in 1996, the Department of Mines and Geology had submitted a report blacklisting DMS for having stolen iron ore from NMDC.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Union Budget 2015-2016 viewing session at ASSOCHAM in New Delhi on Saturday...

Union Budget 2015-2016 viewing session at ASSOCHAM in New Delhi on Saturday...

Narendra Modi and other BJP members during presentation of the Union Budget 2015-16...

Narendra Modi and other BJP members during presentation of the Union Budget 2015-16...

An Indian worker carries a sack of onions at a wholesale market in Hyderabad, India...

An Indian worker carries a sack of onions at a wholesale market in Hyderabad, India...

BJP MP Kirti Azad carrying his copy of the Union Budget 2015-16 at the Parliament House in New Delhi

BJP MP Kirti Azad carrying his copy of the Union Budget 2015-16 at the Parliament House in New Delhi

Farmers listening to the Union budget 2015-16 speech on radio at a village in South Dinajpur...

Farmers listening to the Union budget 2015-16 speech on radio at a village in South Dinajpur...

A display board shows the share prices at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai...

A display board shows the share prices at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai...

Arun Jaitley along with MoS Finance Jayant Sinha addressing the post budget press conference...

Arun Jaitley along with MoS Finance Jayant Sinha addressing the post budget press conference...

Arun Jaitley along with MOS Finance Jayant Sinha leave Parliament after presenting the annual budget

Arun Jaitley along with MOS Finance Jayant Sinha leave Parliament after presenting the annual budget

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli embrace after defeating the UAE at their Cricket World Cup match...

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli embrace after defeating the UAE at their Cricket World Cup match...

Supporters of India's Cricket World Cup team wave the national flag during their match...

Supporters of India's Cricket World Cup team wave the national flag during their match...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523