illegal iron ore export: CBI files chargesheet

CBI has filed a chargesheet in connection with alleged illegal export of iron ore from Belekari port in Karnataka naming a mining company and its managing director as accused among others.

The agency filed the charge sheet before Special CBI court naming as accused Greetex Mining Industries, its managing director Ajay Kharbanda besides the then deputy port conservator Mahesh Biliye, Port officer Karawar port, C Swamy, assistant coservator forest Narendra Hittalmakki, CBI said.

The accused have been booked for sections under IPC related to criminal conspiracy, criminial breach of trust, cheating and provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, CBI said in a statement. It was alleged that the accused persons had conspired with each other in the matter of exporting 34555.06 MT of iron ore from Belekeri Port which was seized by the forest department.
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