SC asks government to file Justice Shah`s illegal mining report
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday directed the central government to file before it the report of Justice (retd.) M.B.Shah on illegal mining in Odisha and Jharkhand by Jan 27.
The green bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik, Justice S.S.Nijjar and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla sought copies of Justice Shah`s report on illegal mining be placed before it on an application in the matter arising from the hearing of a plea by NGO Goa Foundation and Samaj Parivartan Samudaya.
The court order came as counsel for NGO, Prashant Bhushan - referring to media reports - said that the extent of illegal mining in the two states was shocking.
Bhushan told the court that Justice Shah Commission report has been marked top secret by the government and though it is mandatory for it to table the report in parliament within six months, it has not been done.
The application also sought the court`s direction to the central government to place all the Justice Shah Commission of Inquiry reports in the public domain and on the website of the ministry of mines.
It has further sought direction to the government to extend the time period of the commission by one year in order to enable it to complete its inquiry and submit reports on mining-related issues in accordance with its terms of reference.
Alternatively, the application urged the court to direct the setting up a commission under Justice Shah to inquire into all aspects of illegal mining and other mining related issues in the country particularly in Chhatisgarh and Odisha.
The application said that since this would be a court directed commission, its reports should be submitted to the court and not to government.
The application will come up for hearing on Jan 27.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- UP: Jammu-bound Muri Express derails in Kaushambi
- Five unmanned parachute-like objects spotted over Mumbai airport
- CBSE Board Class 12th Exam Results 2015 declared
- Delhi's 2015 CBSE Class 12 topper M Gayatri talks to Zee Media
- Jaipur girl Mini Rajpal wins Miss India Deaf 2015!
- Dawood's intercepted phone calls prove yet again he is in Pakistan
- Watch: Mumbai cops find new secret agents in housewives!
- No respite from heat for next three days: IMD
- One year of Modi govt: PM addresses mega rally in Mathura
- DNA: Sikh man in New Zealand removed his turban to help injured kid
- One year of Modi govt: PM promises to fulfil aspirations
- Police registers case after parachute-like objects were spotted over Mumbai airport
- Hundreds die as heat wave continues in India
- Growing medical negligence in Delhi's AIIMS
- DNA: AIIMS doctor removes both kidneys of minor, claims she had only one
- Cbse.nic.in & cbseresults.nic.in Class 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 declared
- Check cbseresults.nic.in for CBSE Class 12 result 2015
- Check WBBSE (wbresults.nic.in) Class 12th Results: West Bengal Board (wbscvet.org) Higher Secondary Class XII Vocational Results to be declared today at 4 PM
- Two dead, over 100 injured as Muri Express derails in UP; Prabhu announces Rs 2 lakhs ex-gratia for kin of dead
- PM Narendra Modi's Mathura rally: As it happened
- CBSE Class 12 results out: Here's how you can check
- Public rally on 100 days of AAP govt: As it happened
- One year of NDA govt: PM Modi writes open letter to nation, promises to transform India
- World optimistic about India: PM Narendra Modi on 1 year of NDA govt
- Unidentified flying objects spotted over Mumbai airport not motorised: Home Department
- Militants kill five, target telecoms in Kashmir attacks
- Bharatiya Janata Party lacks majority for Ram Temple, Article 370: Amit Shah
- AAP govt moves resolution against MHA notification: As it happened
- China doesn't recognise 'illegal' McMahon Line: Beijing responds to NSA Ajit Doval
- CBSE Class 12th Board Exam Results 2015: cbseresults.nic.in crashes