Indpendent MLA from Karwar in Karnataka, Santeesh Sail, who was summoned by Special Insvetigation Team (SIT) in connection with Rs 35,000 crore illegal mining scam, failed to appear before the investigative agency on Monday.
However, a letter from the MLA stating that he could not reach capital city of Goa duo to his ailing mother-in-law, sources said.
“I am in personal difficulty on account of attending to my ailing mother in-law and pre-occupied arrangements and as such I am disabled from securing my presence before you as called for on April 9,” Sail said in the letter.
However, he mentioned in the letter that he was fully willing to co-operate with the investigation of the agency.
He was to be questioned about alleged mining activities or exports of iron ore during 2007 and 2012.
The MLA ran a shipping company which was in the business of exporting iron ore from ports in Karnataka.