CM has closed-door meeting on mining


He held the meeting in the wake of the Central Empowered Committee of the apex court recommending that all mining activities of Obulapuram mining company, owned by Tourism Minister Janardhana Reddy, should be stopped. The CM is learnt to have collected all facts in this regard during the meeting.

The CM it is learnt to have asked top officials of the Forest department to come to Aranya Bhavan in Malleswaram in the morning along with files related to the illegal mining area. It is also learnt that Yeddyurappa had directed his security officers not to disclose about the meeting to anybody.

Sources said he also discussed about Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde’s report on illegal mining and what stand the Government should take if it is proved that Obulapuram Mining Company has been engaged in illegal mining by altering the State boundary.

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