A mining firm owned by Congress Rajya Sabha member Anil Lad and his brother Santhosh Lad, MLA was raided by officials of the forest and Mines and Geology departments today, official sources said.

According to sources, a 50-member team, including survey officials led by Sandur Range Forest Officer Mahesh Patil conducted a raid on the mining areas of V S Lad & Sons and also questioned some employees of the firm.

“The raid has been in the wake of charges of illegal mining against the firm. A huge quantum of iron ore has been seized from the stock yard and important documents of the firm have been verified”, the sources said.

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