Illegal mining: MLA remanded to judicial custody till Sept 27

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 15:55

Bangalore: The CBI special court on Friday sent BSR Congress MLA Suresh Babu to judicial custody till September 27 in a case relating to alleged illegal export of iron ore from Belikeri port in Karnataka.

Babu, a nephew of B Sreeramulu, former minister and close associate of mining baron G Janardhana Reddy, was arrested by the CBI yesterday after questioning and produced before the court this morning.

The alleged scam was exposed by former Karnataka Lokayukta N Santosh Hegde, who in his report, had said 7.74 million tonnes of iron ore were illegally exported between 2006-2007 and 2010-11, causing huge loss to the exchequer.

First Published: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 15:55

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