Law will take its own course in mining probe: Moily

Last Updated: Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 18:56

Bangalore: Union Law Minister M Veerappa
Moily on Saturday said law would take its own course in regard to
CBI investigation into the affairs of a company, owned by
three Karnataka ministers, accused of illegal mining.

Talking to reporters here, Moily said he does not wish to
express an opinion over the issue as the investigation is on.

However, he said, "The law will clearly take its course.
Nobody can stop that".

When asked for his reaction to Karnataka Chief Minister B
S Yeddyurappa`s reported statement that he was unaware of the
probe, Moily said he (Moily) knows that the CBI inquiry is on.

Asked to comment on the inquiry, Governor H R Bhardwaj
told reporters separately that he had no knowledge about it.

"I have no knowledge of any enquiry. You let me know.
Come and discuss with me. You can ask the Chief Minister. I
have frankly no information on this issue," Bhardwaj said.

CBI sleuths this week verified records and documents of
Obulapuram Mining Company, owned by ministers G Karunakara
Reddy, G Janardhana Reddy and B Sriramulu, in the district
headquarters town of Bellary following allegations of illegal
mining.

OMC has denied the charges.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 18:56

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