Bhubaneswar: The eight-member team of Shah Commission headed by former Supreme Court Judge M B Shah reached Odisha on Wednesday.

The Commission stayed at Raj Bhawan last night, and will move to Keonjhar today, to hold disscussions with District Magistrates of Keonjhar and Sundargarh, DFOs, Mining Officers, members of NGOs and other officials.

Justice M B Shah was accompanied by U V Singh, Chief Conservator of Forests, Karnataka, G P Pandian, Gujurat Industries and Mines Department Deputy Commissioner, C M Trivedi, Janardan Prasad, V L Buch and Bishal Acharya arrived here after completing inquiry into the mining scams in Goa.

The Commission will make report on mines of Joda, Barbil and Koida on 8th , 9th and 10th December respectively, sources said.

The Commission will next meet the Chief Secretary Mr. B.K Patnaik and other top officials including forest officials after returning to Bhubaneswar and will return to Ahmedabad on 14th December.

It is noteworthy to mention that the commission was set up by the Union Ministry of Mines on 22nd November, 2010 to probe into the large-scale illegal mining and smuggling of mineral resources.