Illegal mining: SIT to quiz ex-Goa CM
The questioning will begin from Tuesday as the suspected accused are asked to appear before the SIT officials headed by Deputy Inspector General of Police K K Vyas.
Assistant Director of Mines Shyam Sawant and former Director of Mines from 2005-07 Bhinge will be the first to be quizzed on Tuesday while Kamat, Congress legislator from Margao constituency in South Goa, suspended Mines Director Arvind Lolienkar and another officer V P Shetye have been asked to appear on Feb 8.
Legal officer S Chandvani will be questioned on Feb 5. Vyas told reporters that the questioning will take place at Crime Branch office at Dona Paula.
The SIT is investigating a bunch of illegal mining cases of last one decade including the massive illegalities to the tune of Rs 35,000 crore. Various Congress leaders including the present leader of opposition and a party spokesperson have also been named in the scam.
(Posted on 04-02-2014)