28 July, Allahabad
Allahabad High Court has ordered CBI inquiry into illegal mining in Uttar Pradesh.
Taking strict note of the issue, the Court asked CBI to submit it’s preliminary report within 6 weeks in respect of illegal mining in the entire state and involvement of officials.
The Bench comprising Acting Chief Justice VK Shukla and Justice MC Tripathi passed this order while hearing PILs filed by Vijay Kumar Dwivedi and several others.
Petitioner’s contention was that mining leases of several lessees has been unlawfully extended by authorities, though it expired on May 31, 2012, on the ground that during lease period they could not mine on their land because of stay order granted by Court.
The Court has fixed September 8 as next date of hearing.