Goa`s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday filed an FIR against two former Congress Chief Ministers Digambar Kamat and Pratapsingh Rane.
The Bombay High Court bench in Panaji on Tuesday directed the Goa government to file an FIR against over 150 people.
Former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice (retd) Santosh Hegde drew flak from the Goa Mining People`s Front for insinuating that illegal mining was akin to Underworld activities.
The suspension of mining activity in Goa has forced those dependent on iron ore extraction industry to turn back to farming, which they had left after the belt became the country`s mining heartland.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that a former Congress chief minister and a cabinet minister were involved in illegal mining.
BJP demanded the resignation of former chief minister Digambar Kamat as Congress MLA following his indictment by Shah commission for illegal mining.
The Justice MB Shah Commission report, which was tabled in Parliament, says that Goa`s iron ore mining scam is worth nearly Rs.35,000 crore.
The Goa unit of BJP has began a campaign against Chief Minister Digambar Kamat accusing him of patronising illegal mining in the state.
Manohar Parrikar accused assembly speaker Pratapsingh Rane of trying to protect `someone` involved in illegal mining scam.
BJP took on the govt for not tabling the PAC report in the Goa Assembly.
The party leadership has maintained it
will take action only after their involvement is proved.
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