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F.I.R to be filed against Kamat, Rane: CM


Taking serious cognizance of the Shah Commission report, the Goa government will be filing a F.I.R against two former Congress Chief Ministers of the state – Digambar Kamat and Pratapsingh Rane who have indicted in the report that had been tabled in the Parliament.

Confirming this development, Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar told that on or before October 10, 2012 the government will be taken the appropriate action against those involved in the illegal mining scam in Goa. And F.I.Rs would be filed against the former ministers as well.

While Shah Commission report has clearly indicted Kamat and Rane, it has also brought Parrikar into its indictment ambit since it states that illegal mining commenced from Year 2000 onwards – the period around which Parrikar held the Chief Ministerial office. Goa Congress spokesperson Jitendra Deshprabhu had stated almost ten days ago about filing an F.I.R against Parrikar but so far it appears to be talks but no walks.

Shah Commission report on ‘Goa Illegal Mining Scam’ brought to light the political-mining lobby nexus in the Rs 35,000 crore scam. With Centre putting the onus on the state government to take appropriate action as per law, it will be left to see, how the Parrikar government deals with the mining companies indicted in the same report.


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