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Arjun Salgaoncar takes ill during questioning by SIT

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Arjun Salgaoncar, a prominent mine owner in Goa, was hospitalised after he took ill during questioning by the special investigation team of crime branch which is probing the illegal mining scam.

"Salgaoncar complained of uneasiness during questioning. He was taken to Medical College. The doctors advised that he should be admitted, a senior SIT official said.

The SIT is questioning several mine owners in connection with the illegal mining scam. Salgaoncar had been summoned today.

"The questioning could not be completed as Salgaoncar is now in hospital," the official said.

According to the report of Justice (Retd) Commission, illegal mining to the tune of Rs 35,000 crore took place in from 2005 to 2012, before the Supreme banned iron ore extraction in the state temporarily.

The crime branch registered an FIR in August 2013 against those named in reports of Shah Commission and other committees.

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 22:13 IST