Goa PAC wants CBI enquiry in illegal mining cases
Panaji: The Public Accounts Committee of Goa
Assembly has recommended an enquiry by CBI or the lokayukta
against all those indicted by it in the illegal mining cases.
While the PAC report has not officially been made public,
PAC Chairman Manohar Parrikar said today that the report has
spelt out the `crime scene on the illegal mining front` and it
would be for the investigating authorities to find out who is
The report which was finalised today was opposed by the
PAC members from the ruling Congress who refused to sign the
Parrikar said that the Congress leaders were baffled even
before the report was prepared and the act of Congress
legislators to walk out without signing the document is enough
indication of their fear.
The Chairman estimated that 18 to 20 million tonnes of
ore out of 54 million tonnes that was exported last year was
extracted illegally and exported without paying loyalty.
"This amounts to losses to the tune of Rs 200 crore," he
said adding that all the figures pointed out in the report are
embedded from the government documents.
Parrikar said that there is huge amount of ore the
origin of which cannot be established adding illegalities to
the tune of Rs 4,000 crore are established in the report.
Parrikar also alleged that chief minister`s inaction
over the entire issue was `well planned`.
"This gentleman has allowed to do these illegalities by
looking the other way," he stated adding he would table the
report on the floor of the House either tomorrow or October 7.
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