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HC winds up Sagayam-led panel on illegal mining

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The has wound up the one-man commission appointed by it to probe into activities in

A division bench of Justices T S Sivagnanam and G Jayachandran passed an order yesterday winding up the commission headed by U Sagayam.

The commission has already submitted its report to the high court.

The had on September 11, 2014 ordered the appointment of former District Sagayam as Special Officer/Legal Commissioner to conduct probe into all contracts and licences given to various private companies in and to find if there was any misuse.

The high court also dismissed a plea moved by private firm PRP Granites, seeking to allow them to carry out mining in locations other than and to export granites.

However, the court granted liberty to the petitioner to approach the authority concerned to prove their case and seek permission.

The petitioner submitted that the authorities had communicated to the Reserve Bank of seeking to freeze its accounts and asked ports in not to permit granite export from that city, resulting in their entire business being stalled for over five years.

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First Published: Sat, March 17 2018. 16:30 IST