Govt will consult Advocate General says CM

Gomantak Times
Thursday, 23 January 2020

“I received Lokayukta report today but I have not yet read it completely. It's a recommendatory report and is not binding on government." Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister

PANAJI: Reiterating that the Goa Lokayukta order on mining leases renewal was a recommendatory one and not binding on the government, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that the decision regarding implementation of the same will be done after studying it and consulting Advocate General of Goa.
“I received Lokayukta report today but I have not yet read it completely. It's a recommendatory report and is not binding on government. But I will take opinion of Adovate General on it and decide,” Sawant said.
He also claimed that there will be no impact of the Lokayukta directions on mining matter before the Supreme Court.
Goa Lokayukta on Monday had directed the State to file FIR against former Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and two government officials in the second renewals of 88 mining leases matter. Lokayukta had also directed the State government to entrust the investigation in the matter to CBI.

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