Three police teams set up to nab attackers of mine owners
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 21:36
Bellary: Three police teams were on Tuesday formed to arrest the gang that attacked three private mine owners, on whose plea the Supreme Court recently stayed mining operations of a company owned by the Reddy brothers in Andhra Pradesh.

Northern Range IGP, Satyanarayana Rao visited the restaurant, where three proprietors of TNR Mines company, who have been waging a legal battle against the alleged illegal mining by Obulapuram Mining Company owned by Karnataka Minister G Janardhana Reddy and his associates, were attacked by the gang here yesterday.

Rao said the three teams had been set up to track down the eight-member gang, who came by a car and assaulted Tappal Ganesh and his two brothers, while they were waiting to meet the SC-appointed Survey of India team that has been undertaking survey of mining areas to determine whether boundary posts had been altered and illegal mining was being carried out.

A few journalists were also injured in the attack.

Rao later visited the residence of Ganesh and recorded his statement besides that of his family members.

A case in this connection had been registered at the Gandhinagar police station, he said.

Janardhana Reddy and his brother Revenue Minister G Karunakara Reddy have denied any role in the attack and alleged it was a conspiracy by the opposition parties apart from Ganesh to bring disrepute to them.

While Congress has condemned the attack, JDS demanded the dismissal of B S Yeddyurappa government.


First Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 21:36

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