Tuesday, October 15, 2013

K’taka MLA held for iron ore export scam

Bangalore: The CBI on Friday arrested another Karnataka legislator, Satish Sail, from Karwar, in connection with illegal export of iron ore through the Belekeri port. Sail is a director of Goabased Shri Mallikarjun Shipping Pvt Ltd (SMSPL), one of the major operators at the port.

On Thursday, the CBI had arrested Kampli legislator Suresh Babu in this connection.

CBI sources said 15 trucks brought to Belekeri 331.9 tonnes of high-grade ore under the account ILC Nagappa between December 2 and 5 in 2009. Seized data revealed that 579 tonnes of low-grade ore was brought by SMSPL between December 5 and 8in 2009 under the same account.

Two consignments of ore were brought in 11 and 83 trucks, carrying 229.93 tonnes and 1781.76 tonnes, respectively. The ore was received at the SMSPL plot in Belekeri, CBI sources said. No permit had been issued for the Nagappa mine during the said period, indicating that the ore extracted and despatched was illegally mined.

Sail will be produced before the CBI court on Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. Corruption charge against a BJP MLA?? If BJP wants to win, and earn public trust / support - in that case they should distance themselves from all tainted / suspected candidates. There is no room for corruption / or unfit candidates in future elections.

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