Imposters, posing as officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), are on the prowl in Bellary district and therefore people, particularly those in mining business, have been cautioned not to fall prey and get duped.

People may be aware that as per the directions of the Supreme Court, the anti-corruption bureau of CBI have been investigating cases of illegal mining and illegal transportation and export of iron ore from Belikeri port. The CBI officials have been visiting different places and enquiring with mine-owners, transporters, traders and others. Under these circumstances, it had come to the knowledge of the CBI that some imposters, posing themselves as CBI officials, were threatening people involved in mining and iron ore trade and collecting money from them under some pretect. Amlan Aditya Biswas, Deputy Commissioner, and Chandragupta, Superintendent of Police, have requested the people to immediately report to the nearest jurisdictional police station or the CBI office on Anantapur Road here, or inform the CBI office in Bangalore over telephone number 080-23332726, 23331077, 233630288, about any such instances.