Bhubaneswar: The six-member team of the Shah Commission that began its probe on October 4,into the illegal mining scam in Odisha on the sixth day of its investigation on Tuesday informed there were some more complicated cases in Odisha which required additional time for investigation, resulting in the delay of the investigation process.
Shri U V Singh, Principal Conservator of Forest in Karnataka and the team leader of the Commission informed that so far only 64 mines of the State have been verified.
Replying to a question on the slow pace of investigation, Singh said, “The delay is mostly due to involvement of some more complicated mines. We are going deep into the matter before taking any decision on any particular iron ore or manganese mine.”
The Commission, which was scheduled to finish up its second phase of investigation in the State by October 11, now may have to visit the State again for completing the investigation process, added Singh.
Source: 360 NS