HC petition seeks re-survey of mining area

The petitioner, D Narayana Reddy, on whose earlier petition the survey was ordered, has appealed for a re-survey of the area alleging that the forest officials and officers from the Indian Bureau of Mines had colluded with Minister for Tourism Janardhana Reddy who is the owner of Obulapuram Mining Company. The petitioner  said the DCF Muthaiah, Department of Mines and Geology In-charge Deputy Director Sikander Basha, Controller of Mines Official B P Sinha colluded with the respondent.

He said the State government did not comply with the HC order to conduct the survey through an independent agency and sought appointment of a judicial officer or a team of officials from the Lokayukta to ensure that the State complies with the HC direction and order for re-survey. The division bench headed by CJ P D Dinakaran has adjourned the matter.

Notice to Wakf Board

The HC issued notice to the State Minority Welfare Committee, Chief Administrative Officer, Wakf Board and others in connection with the sale of land belonging two dargahs.

Karnataka Muslim Sangharsha Samithi had filed a petition against the illegal sale of land belonging to Bada Makhan at Annipura near Lalbagh, where two dargahs of sufi saints are housed, to Bhavarlal for Rs one crore. Samithi had submitted that the CoD, which probed into the issue, stated in its report that the Wakf Board had colluded with the certain people to sell the land. No action had been taken against the accused.

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