Illegal Mining: Case against Krishna stayed for 4 weeks

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SM Krishna
Bangalore, Dec 15: The Karnataka High Court has stayed the proceedings for four weeks in the illegal mining case registered against External Affairs Minister SM Krishna after Special Lokayukta court deferred the hearing against him.

The court declared that the investigation will be stayed for 4 weeks and the hearing of the case will come up on Jan 6.

A social activist and businessman, TJ Abraham had complained against the former Karnataka Chief Minister. Krishna has been accused of facilitating illegal mining in the state and not preserving the state's forests. Earlier this month, a petition was filed in the court that had sought quashing of the case.

The Lokayukta special court has directed the police to investigate into the charges slapped against Krishna.

Krishna said, "I have utmost faith in judiciary, truth has prevailed. I never issued any licence or any mining portfolio." He said that no mining licenses were issued during his term in the office and he didn't permit the mining companies to occupy the forest area.

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