Judicial panel indicts ex-Goa CM over illegal mining

A Centre-appointed judicial commission has slammed former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat for not acting against illegalities in the mining sector despite knowing about them.

The report of Justice M B Shah Commission, tabled in Parliament on Friday, has come down heavily on Kamat, who also held the Mines portfolio in the Congress-led Government, for ignoring complaints about the destruction caused by illegal mining in the coastal state.

“It is amply clear that the Minister of Mines and Chief Minister (Kamat) were well aware about non-compliance of conditions and other illegalities/irregularities happening in the mining sector.” the report said.

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