Vijayawada: In yet another rude shock to former TDP MP J.C Diwakar Reddy, the officials of Andhra Pradesh geology and mines department slapped a fine of Rs. 100 crores against him in connection with the illegal mining case.
Diwakar Reddy's family owns Trishul Cements located at Konuppalapadu village under Yadiki mandal in Anantapur district. The firm was involved in nearly 14 lakh MT illegal mining prompting the AP geology and mines department to fine the former MP. It is alleged that the valuable limestone was mined and sold illegally. The department has warned that the properties of the JC family will be attached if the penalty is not paid.
The officials said that Trishul Cements obtained permits in the name of the former MP's housemaids and drivers. In addition, the process of transfer of shares from employees to family members was carried out after the approvals were received.
The authorities have already taken action against illegal mining as well as violations by JC Travels. They have already announced that they have found irregularities in the Sumana and Brahmaramba mining companies run by the Diwakar Reddy family in the Muchukota forest area under the Peddappur mandal in Anantapur. Showcause notices have been issued to two family members of Mr. Diwakar Reddy for illegally operating two dolomite mining quarries.