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Application for mining lease by Congress MLA' son rejected

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

The Mines and Geology Department today rejected the application of ruling K Shivamurthy Naik's son for quarry lease in a village in Chitradurga district.

The decision comes against the backdrop of an allegation by Mines and Geology Department Secretary Rajender Kumar Kataria that the legislator had abused and threatened him on Monday to clear his son Suraj Naik's application.


The officer had even complained to the Chief Minister about the alleged ill-treatment meted out to him by the

Kataria later shot off a letter to chief secretary S C Khuntia and principal secretary to Chief Minister L K Ateeq complaining against the and sought protection from the

In his three-page order, the director of minesand geology department rejected the application under the Rule 8-B of Minor Mineral Concession-1994 (Amendment Rule-2016-17).

Naik had rejected the charge, saying "there is CCTV camera. Let people see whether I attacked him."

The had claimed that he went to meet Kataria to impress upon him that there should be reservation for SC/ST in the mining business.

"There should be at least 25 per cent reservation for us also," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 21:28 IST
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