Sources close to Justice MB Shah and even in the Centre have categorically told GoaChronicle.com that Justice MB Shah is to be taken off the current assignment and will be sent to cover another concern in Gujarat. This is expected to put a clamp down on the Goa Mining report of which a preliminary copy has already been submitted to the Union Ministry of Mines but not yet released to the media.
The leak of the Shah Commission report to a national media channel had brought out a lot of flak on Justice Shah, and many in the Centre found this as an opportunity to sideline him from his investigations which were unearthing evidences that could send not only the Congress party in Goa but also at the Centre in a state of shock. Since evidence coming out revealed gross violations by not only the Goa government but also the Union ministries of mines and environment.
GoaChronicle.com has exposed the extent of illegal mining in Goa over numerous articles. In fact some of the details of the report formed the base to Justice MB Shah’s investigation. Justice MB Shah is fighting his expected sidelining for the Mining Report and this matter is expected to gain prominence in the days to come.