An FIR was lodged against 54 people at a rural station here on Wednesday following allegations of illegal ore smuggling. It is alleged that from Ballari Taluk the ore was illegally transported to Tamil Nadu in 19 lorries.
The Department of Mines and Geology has taken action against 54 people, including Ispat’s Bhawanisim and Kapil alias Sanjayakumar, Shashidhar of Parvati Traders, Seena of Bellary Manikanta Transport, Malli of Sahitya Transport.
570 metric tonnes of ore in 19 trucks Shipped on the 19th of June The police inspected to find out ore worth Rs 8,12,001 being shipped illegally to Tamil Nadu. The trucks were seized by the police. Influential people are expected to be behind the illegal ore trafficking.
Although these illegal transportations were happening continuously for days, Behind the smuggling of illegal ore is an influential hand. This is why the police have been hesitant.
The illicit scandal in the Bellary district, which is notorious for its illegal mining, is yet again confirmed as an illegal mining district. Environmental lovers fear that if the government would not take proper action, and take proper steps to condemn illegal mining the Bellary district.