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RTI Activist objects to retired HC Judge’s appointment as Sesa Goa Director

Adv. Aires Rodrigues has today strongly objected to the continuance of former Judge of the Bombay High Court G.D.Kamat as the Director of Sesa Goa –Vedanta mining company which has been indicted in the Justice Shah report on illegal mining. Justice G.D. Kamat who retired as Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court was made Director of Sesa Goa- Vedanta on 23rd December 2005.

Stating that it was not proper for a retired High Court Judge to accept Directorship as a post-retirement sop of a company which is always in litigation and now being probed for blatant irregularities by various authorities.

On the current mining imbrologio in the State, Adv. Rodrigues has alleged that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has once again blown his trumpet of action against politicians and others, only to divert and distract the attention of the people of Goa from the follies of his non-performing lack luster government.

Pointing out that Justice Shah in his report had stated that the Chief Ministers from the year 2000 did not take remedial steps to arrest illegal mining, Adv. Rodrigues has stated that the illegal mining in Goa which accelerated from the year 2000 had been an all party venture and loot with the Congress, BJP, NCP and MGP having all enjoyed the pie with Manohar Parrikar himself having been the Chief Minister from 24 October 2000 to 2 February 2005.

Stating that Manohar Parrikar’s name should infact top the list of accused in the F.I.R now registered based on Shah Commission report,  Adv. Rodrigues has demanded that the Advocate Generals of Goa from 2000 to date should be also probed to ascertain whether they had intentionally given wrong legal advice to the Government.

Claiming that the current Advocate General Atmaram Nadkarni was also the AG from 2000 to 2005, Adv. Rodrigues has alleged that it was an irony that, Atmaram Nadkarni despite being the Advocate General blatantly continues to be the legal messiah for Sesa Goa- Vedanta which is one of the main violators as per the Shah Commission report.

Adv. Rodrigues has stated that no one will be punished and not a paisa will be recovered in the mining loot and plunder as the mining scam began when Manohar Parrikar was the Chief Minister and that all this empty rhetoric was merely for the gallery.

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