Illegal mining proof against influential people: Hedge

July 20th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, July 20 (IANS) Karnataka Lokayukta (ombudsman) N. Santosh Hegde Wednesday said evidence of illegal mining has been found against “influential politicians and people” by his officers.

“My officers have found evidence against influential politicians and people and hence I have sought protection for their (future) service and safety,” Hegde, who is to submit the illegal mining report in the next ten days, told reporters here.

He declined to name the people against whom evidence has been gathered.

“All that will be in my report,” said the retired Supreme Court judge whose term as Lokayukta ends Aug 2.

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