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SC orders closure of steel mines owned by MP BJP legislator

IANS  |  Jabalpur 

The has ordered the closure of two mines belonging to who was a in the previous BJP government in

The two mines in Sihora area were closed on directions of on Saturday. The mines are spread across an area of 52 hectares.

The district administration has formed a six-member committee to probe the matter and submit a report to the apex court.

Sources said the apex court is considering a petition contending that the is being carried out not on commercial land but on forest land. The forest department had also raised concerns over damage to the environment due to the and called for closure of the mines.

Pathak was earlier with the and later quit the party and joined the BJP of which he is now a and was also a in the

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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 17:46 IST
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