The Supreme Court had ordered closure of the mines on May 3 pending investigations about alleged breach of forest land rules.
The collector set up a three-member committee to look into the charges about the mines being located on forest land. Yadav said the mines were ordered closed in compliance with the apex court's orders.
Pathak, on the other hand, said the case was subjudice and the government action was due to political reasons, adding he would respond through legal means.
Pathak, who represents the Vijayraghogarh constituency, has been rumoured to be planning to return to the Congress after the BJP's defeat in the Assembly election last year.
The buzz continued during the Lok Sabha election too.
After the BJP returned to power for the third time in the state in 2013, Pathak crossed over to the saffron party at the instance of former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to save his mines which are under litigation for being located on forest land.
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