Supreme Court orders CBI probe into illegal mining in Karnataka

September 23rd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday ordered a CBI probe into alleged illegal mining in Karnataka by two companies, one of which is owned by jailed former minister G. Janardhana Reddy.

A forest bench headed by Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into Reddy’s Associated Mining Company and the Deccan Mining Syndicate owned by S.M. Jain.

The court’s Central Empowered Committee on environmental matters had recommended the probe.

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