Panaji: Centre-appointed Justice M B Shah
Commission to probe into the alleged illegal mining in Goa
today said there is no specific time-frame to finish the
"There is no deadline. As soon as we finish we will
submit the report," U V Singh, a senior member of the panel
told reporters here after a meeting with Additional Principal
Chief Conservator of Forests Shashi Kumar and Director of
Mines and Geology Arvind Lolienkar.
Justice R A Mehta, a consultant for the Commission, has
also joined the team in Goa which has been going through the
Initial reports had suggested that probe would end by
Singh said it is not decided whether the report would be
in two phases or a single report would be prepared on Goa
Shah Commission had began investigation into Goa`s
illegal mining trade since September. The teams have already
inspected all the 90-odd operational mines and 30-odd non-
operating mines in the state.
Sources said eight different teams were formed which will
revisit all the mines to cross verify the data.
"There are some discrepancies which have been noticed and
we want to bring them on record," a senior member said,
refusing to divulge more details.