Another Karna MLA arrested in 'illegal' iron ore export case

Another Karna MLA arrested in 'illegal' iron ore export case

CBI today arrested Independent MLA from Karwar, Satish Sail, owner of Mallikarjuna Shipping Corporation, in a case relating to alleged illegal export of iron ore from Belikeri port in Karnataka.

"Sail was summoned to the CBI office here for interrogation and arrested later," a CBI official told PTI.

He is the second MLA to be arrested in the case this week.

BSR Congress MLA Suresh Babu, a nephew of B Sreeramulu, former minister and close associate of mining baron G Janardhana Reddy, was arrested yesterday.

The scam was exposed by former Karnataka Lokayukta N Santosh Hegde, who in his report, had said 7.74 million tonnes of iron ore were illegally exported between 2006-07 and 2010-11, causing huge loss to the exchequer.

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