Stop mining works: HC

HYDERABAD: The High Court ordered immediate stalling of alleged quarry works in Mahbubnagar district. The mining company is named after Snighda Reddy, daughter of former minister D.K. Aruna and former MLA Bharatsimha Reddy.

The Mining department submitted to the High Court that the quarry company was taking up works beyond the limits and flouting the norms. Reacting on the petition, the court asked the quarry company to immediately stall the work. It is also learnt that the court slapped 33 crore rupees penalty on the company earlier for defying the norms.

The court is learnt to have expressed anguish over the State government for not collecting the penalty already slapped. The Court also said to have felt that it will collect the penalty amount if the mining officials failed to do so. According to the informed sources, the company will move to Supreme Court shortly seeking stay orders on the High Court verdict. (NSS)

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