The Adi Dravida People Movement’s Coordination Committee has demanded a CBI inquiry into the multi-crore granite scam. At its State level meeting held here recently, the district representatives and presidents from across the State placed a resolution. The resolution said that the multi-crore scam has taken place for more than two decades since 1985, during this time 15 Indian Administrative Officers have served the district, but two District Collectors C. Kamaraj and N. Mathivanan have been targeted for enquiry just because they happen to be Dalits.

The Movement has no second thought in the fact that people who have committed offences should be prosecuted. However, given the enormity of the scam and the duration, the government should conduct a thorough and transparent inquiry because both the Collectors served in the district only for a short period, said its president M. Muthuramalingam. It has been reported that during 1993-1996 licences were given to almost 75 quarries, but there has been no action against IAS officers who had served during this time. The Movement demands that only a CBI inquiry would be an “unbiased” enquiry .

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