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The Iron Ore Was Being Transported On Fake Permits And Duplicate Documents

Bhardwaj hit out at the government for its "failure" act against the reddy brothers -- g karunakara and g janardhana, accused of being involved in illegal mining.Asked about today's seizure of iron ore worth about rs 6 crore in sandur taluk in bellary which was being illegally transported to andhra pradesh, he said "i prosecuted these ministers (bellary brothers) who are involved (in illegal mining) but things did not move any further, the government did not do anything.I even suggested to coal grinding mill plant in south africa yeddyurappa to drop them (from the ministry) but he did not do it"."now, they will be exposed when cbi files a chargesheet against them.To tell you frankly, there is no communication between the raj bhavan and the government on these issues (illegal mining and land scams)", he said.Bhardwaj said governance in the state was suffering because of leakage in revenues."but i can only advise on these matters, can't do anything more", he said.On whether the father-son duo of shanthi bhushan and prashant bhushan south africa iron ore crusher remain on jan lokpal committee's panel in the wake of the controversy over a cd allegedly featuring the elder bhushan, a smiling bhardwaj said, "we are lawyers.We have to defend our clients, he could be anybody.A bhushan cannot become an anna hazare who is a social activist".Iron-ore worth about rs six crore was seized from over 50 bogies of a goods train during a raid at yeshwanthpur railway station in the district today."on a tip-off, we conducted a raid and seized 3,840 tons of iron ore from 59 bogies of a goods train which was being illegally transported to a steel cement mill plant in south africa", range forest officer-sandur taluk, ramamurthy, told pti.The iron ore was being transported on fake permits and duplicate documents."we have seized all these and will hand it over to the government", he said.Ramamurthy said railway officials had been informed about the seizure and would inspect the seized iron ore.Illegal mining is rampant in the sandur region of the district.Developments in karnataka are being watched in the international iron ore market, where india is the third largest exporter behind australia and brazil.Indian miners mainly supply to china, which has the world's largest steel industry.Indian steel makers have campaigned against iron ore exports as they want more of the resource available to them locally at low prices, but the miners contend that most local plants do not have the technology to use the powdery fines that are a by-product of lumps.Iron ore prices on thursday were at $185 ('8,196) a tonne with freight for the benchmark 63.5% grade, less than the $200 a tonne level seen early this year.It's still more than 13% higher than $163 a year ago owing to improving demand from china.

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