Keonjhar: Keonjhar Collector has directed confiscation of properties of six mine owners on the charges of illegal mining and violation of environmental norms.
The Collector has also issued warrant against the six mine owners as per the direction of the Supreme Court.
Concerned Tehsildar and police have been directed to confiscate the property of the mine owners.
The move came after they failed to pay penalty for illegal mining activities in the district.
The Supreme Court had directed the State Government to recover penalties from the scam-tainted mine owners. As per the direction, the Mines Department had moved the District Magistrate (DM) court for confiscation of assets of the mine owners who failed to pay penalty.