Keonjhar: The nine-member Commission headed by Justice M B Shah reached Keonjhar on Thursday afternoon to probe the illegal mining scam in Keonjhar and Sundargarh districts.

At a meeting held here, the Commission interacted with the district authorities of Sundargarh and Keonjhar and discussed various matters regarding illegal mining activities. The Commission had a joint discussions with all top officials, including Collectors of both the districts, DFO Sarat Chandra Mohanty and Joda DDM UC Jena who have legal rights to check illegal mining and transportation of ores.

The team will be visiting mines in the Joda and Koira circles for three days. They will also visit other mines the following day and interact with the forest, mining and other officials.