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Illegal quarrying or mining is not going to be allowed within the state: Karnataka CM

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After the explosion at a stone quarry near Shivamogga which led to lack of lives, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday mentioned unlawful quarrying or mining is not going to be permitted within the state and essential motion shall be taken in opposition to such actions.
“I’m going for spot inspection. Our Deputy Commissioner (of the district), Member of Parliament and Mines Minister have already visited the spot. I will get to know things from them and take necessary action to stop illegal quarrying or mining,” Yediyurappa mentioned.

Speaking to reporters right here he mentioned the rationale for the blast, who permitted the transportation of explosive substance in a lorry and what led to the incident shall be investigated comprehensively, and essential motion shall be taken in opposition to these accountable.
“I will not allow illegal quarrying or mining for any reason. Those who want to do quarrying or mining should get a licence for it. Doing it illegally will lead to such incidents. I will direct Deputy Commissioners to take strict measures in this direction,” he added.
At least 5 individuals had been killed in an explosion at a stone quarry on the outskirts of Shivamogga metropolis on Thursday night time.

The authorities had introduced Rs 5 lakh to the households of these deceased and ordered a high-level probe into the incident.

Three individuals have been detained in reference to the case thus far.

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