Investigation into illegal mining begins

Central task force to visit 24 areas in Hospet, Sandur and Bellary till Saturday

Investigation into illegal mining begins

 
Indian Bureau of Mines Deputy Controller M S Waghmare, Goa Regional  Controller A B Panigrahi and local officials conducting investigations at the RBSSN mining area in Hospet on Monday. dh photoA team comprising Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) Regional Deputy Controller M S Waghmare, Goa Regional Controller A B Panigrahi and local officials from the Department of Mines and Geology and police began investigations in Hospet, while another team headed by Deputy Controller B L Kotrawali and senior geologist Tirunavakkarasu are conducting investigations in Sandur.

After visiting R Pampati and RBSSN mining areas in Hospet, the team held discussions with officials concerned and obtained documents necessary for continuing investigations in Hospet.

The investigation will continue till Saturday and the team will visit 24 mining areas in Hospet, Sandur and Bellary.

Waghmare told reporters that all the complaints filed with the Union Ministry of Forests and Environment will be looked into.

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