He estimated that a sum of Rs. 16,000 Crore was the sum involved by manipulation of the Accounts by the Granite Companies.
Now, the new Collector Mr.Ansul Misra, has started following up the case and has raided 128 quarries and has filed over 50 cases against 49 Companies.
( You are right, the honest Collector Sahayam was transferred.However there is talk of him being posted as Special Officer for this case).
The place which they have taken on lease will have very negligible deposits of Granite.
However, the Companies will smuggle in the quality Granite from Government quarries and these will be shown as from the private quarry.
The useless Granite will find its way to the Government quarries.
The granites thus accumulated shall be sold.
In one instance,45 Cu.M. was shown as 3 Cu.M.
You will know the enormity of the fraud when you know the cost of Granite is Rs. 70,000 per Cu.m!.this could not have been carried out with out the connivance of the Government officials.
The Departments involved are TAMIN(Tamil Nadu Minerals),Revenue,District Administration,Police and The Pollution Control Board.
This has been going on for the past 15 Years.
One of the quarry Business men is reported to have threatened a senior officer that he has the details of the Bribe Details with names and dates
he is reported to have warned that as in Karnataka they can control the States.
Furious the Government is reported to have seized the CD,purported to contain these details and a diary.
This,it is said to contain names and detail payments made to Politicians,including a Central Minister,Senior officers.
Well, when there is corruption can DMK be left?
Azhagiri’s,Union minister for fertilizer,son Durai Dayanidhi is a Director of Olympus , a Company engaged in quarrying.
20 cases have been filed against his company.
The argument of Durai Dayanidhi’s lawyer is astonishing.
He states that the Government has charged that the company has shown 4000 Cu,M. while the Granite quarried from the earth is only 200 Cu.M.
He argues that they have mined from above the ground including a mountain and there is nothing wrong in the accounts.
He adds that Granite can be valued only after it has been sold and payment received from the Customer. and till then it is useless stone.
hence there is no question of defrauding the Government!
Reminds one of 2 G notional Loss.
As a foot Note I may add that AIADMK also involved in this massive fraud.
It is reported that an AIADMK Minister who is known for his humility and from the area is involved.
Another Blog on ‘The Missing Check Dams,Mining beneath the Villages,Missing Quarries and Illegal Quarries’ follows.
Source: Junior Vikatan 12/8 and 15/8/2012.