CEC team inspects OMC, mining areas in Bellary district

The Central Empowered Committee on Wednesday inspected a mining company owned by Karnataka Tourism Minister G Janardhana Reddy, which faces allegations of illegal mining, along with five other firms.

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010, 16:13 PM IST

Bellary: The Central Empowered Committee on Wednesday inspected a mining company owned by Karnataka
Tourism Minister G Janardhana Reddy, which faces allegations
of illegal mining, along with five other firms.

The Supreme Court appointed team headed by Member
Secretary, MK Jiwrajka inspected the sites belonging to
Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC), owned by the minister,
Bellary Iron-Ore Limited and YM & Sons and held discussions
with officials of Survey of India, Departments of Forest,
Mines and Geology and Revenue, officials said.

The CEC also sought details of boundary markings and
roads of OMC and examined the rock marks and other boundary
pillars across the Siddapuram and Antangamma areas.

The team, appointed by the Supreme Court on November 19,
has to submit its report before January 7, 2011.

PTI