he Directorate of Enforcement(DoE), Goa has issued summons to Mr. Prasanna Acharya, Director of Mines and Geology, Goa on Monday to be present at its city office on next Monday in connection with the investigation of an illegal mining case recently registered by DoE under Prevention of Money Laundering(PML) Act, 2002.

Mr. Pradip Pawar, Joint Director, DoE told The Hindu on Monday that after the case in respect of the illegal mining was registered, they had commenced investigation.

He said that they have issued summons to Mr. Acharya to begin with, and as the investigation will proceed, more people will be summoned including other officials of Goa Mines Department and of private mining companies.

The case has been registered in respect of the scheduled offences of Indian Penal Code, 1860 and Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 in Rs.35,000 crores illegal mining case against Government Officials, mining companies and entities identified and mentioned in the report of Central Empowered Committee (CEC) appointed by the Supreme Court of India, Justice M.B. Shah Commission Report and Report of Public Accounts Committee of State of Goa.

Mr. Pawar said that documents and other related records are being collected from various agencies and its examination is under way.