PANAJI: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant today informed the house that Mines Department has issued notices to Recover 16 crores out of the total 35,000 cr scam as listed by the Shah Commission report.
CM also said that the state government has been proceeding in the matter as per CA report.
Goa Forward Party President Vijai Sardesai had asked before the house the details of mining leases which were operational during the period from 2000 to 2013 and which are being investigated by SIT (mining) with details of amount recovered and legal proceedings thereon.
Sardesai alleged that the state government had done match fixing or urging High Court to stay trial into a mining scam however Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant denied this allegation.
“Our intention is very clear in the mining matter, the government has nothing to hide,” CM replied in house to which Sardesai alleged that state government has failed to recover the money that had lost due to the illegal mining.
“I do not know who has stopped you from recovering money;” charged Vijai