: Government Chief Whip P.C. George has demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the irregularities and corruption in the permission granted for iron ore mining at Chakkittapara in Kozhikode district during the tenure of Elamaram Karim as Minister in the previous Left Democratic Front (LDF) government.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Mr. George wanted the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] to set up an internal committee during the course of its plenum currently in session in Palakkad into the allegations against Mr. Karim.