The Karnataka government has taken more initiative to probe into the illegal iron ore mining and export through ports in the state. A special court is to be established to try the cases related to the illegal iron ore mining. The Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will soon form a cabinet sub-committee to monitor and oversee all investigations.
The Congress government on October 17 gave green signal for a CBI investigation into illegal iron ore export from seven ports in Karnataka and neighbouring states.
The State government handed over the probe into the trail of monetary gains to Enforcement Directorate. The SIT involving state police will look into all other aspects of the two Lokayukta reports submitted by Justice Santosh N Hegde.