Contractor arrested in illegal mining case in Goa
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 11, 2011, 00:17
  
Panaji: A contractor realted to senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jitendra Deshprabhu was arrested on Friday in the illegal mining case.

Gitesh Naik, a contractor who transported ore illegally extracted from the property owned by Deshprabhu was arrested here, Crime Branch officials said.

Police have been investigating the case of illegal mining in the land belonging to Deshprabhu in Korgao village.

The crime branch had registered cases against several government officials including Director of Mines, Transport Director and others along with Deshprabhu and his contractor Gitesh Naik.

Deshprabhu has been accused of mining ore worth Rs 50 crore from his property since 2007.

State Mines and Geology department had fined Deshprabhu for Rs 1.7 crore after investigations confirmed that he had indulged in illegal mining.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, June 11, 2011, 00:17


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