IAS officer arrested in Karnataka mining case

The CBI has arrested senior IAS officer Shivalinga Murthy here for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore rupee mining scam in Karnataka and he has been remanded to 12 days judicial custody, an official said Sunday.

“The serving officer (Murthy) was arrested and remanded to judicial custody till Oct 3 after he surrendered before the special court late Saturday in the illegal mining case in Bellary district,” a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) spokesperson told IANS here.

The premier investigation agency, which is probing the case on the Supreme Court directive, filed a charge sheet against Murthy May 30, 2012 for unauthorisedly issuing permits as the state’s mines and geology director to Associated Mining Company (AMC) of mining baron and former state minister G. Janardhan Reddy during 2009-10.
(Source: IANS)