Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Don't believe govt will act on illegal mining report: Hegde

Fashionclutch:  Ahead of submission of Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hedge has indicted chief minister BS Yeddyurappa in the illegal mining scam in the state, reports said today. Hegde has also named former CM Kumaraswamy and Congress MP Anil Lad in the report.

Lokayukta Registrar Moosa Kunhi Nayar Moole is slated to hand over the report to Chief Secretary S V Ranganath later today.

The report has pegged the loss to the state exchequer due to illegal mining between March 2009 and April 2010 at more than Rs 1,800 crore.

Hedge said he has mentioned in the report about "possible threat" to Lokayukta (five) officials who were involved in the enquiry. I have not said that there is already a threat ,as I said yesterday, I don't believe the government will take action", Hegde. He added "They (the State government) took the first report but did not take action”