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SIT questions ore exporters, traders in mining scam case

Panjim: A day after mining trader Prasanna Ghotge was interrogated, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) quizzed several exporters and traders in connection with the ongoing investigation into the mining scam till Wednesday.

“Many exporters and traders are being interrogated. More will be summoned soon,” an officer said. The questioning pertains to the main mining scam of illegalities in 187-odd mining leases. Sources also told Herald that a charge sheet in this case is likely to be filed in the coming weeks.

SIT officials said Ghotge was interrogated for his role in procurement of unaccounted iron ore worth more than Rs 500 crore.

SIT has also summoned Jacob to appear for investigation on July 19 to confront with exporters, traders transactions details available with the investigating agency. Former government officials and the then mines minister are again under the scanner. [H]

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