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 SC issues notice on writ alleging ‘massive corruption’ in iron ore mines allocation; names amicus curiae
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SC issues notice on writ alleging ‘massive corruption’ in iron ore mines allocation; names amicus curiae

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New Delhi, Apr 16: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to Union of India, Odisha, Jharkhand, Karnataka and the Central Bureau of Investigation on a plea filed by a lawyer, Manohar Lal Sharma, alleging corruption to the tune of Rs 6 lakh crore in allocation of iron ore mines in various states. In his petition, Mr Sharma contended that the apex court should pass appropriate directions and order with respect to the scam related to corruption to the tune of Rs 6 lakh crores in the allocation of iron ore mines in various states.

Headed by Justice SA Bobde, the bench, while hearing the petition, also appointed senior advocate PS Narasimha as amicus curiae, (friend of the court) to assist it in the case.The bench ruled,"We issue notice to UOI, Odisha, Jharkhand, Karnataka, and the probe agency, CBI, and we seek a detailed reply from all the respective parties."
Mr Sharma had alleged that corruption of Rs 6 lakh crore occurred in the states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Karnataka as iron ore mines were given randomly and due process was not followed. He contended, 'The rule of law is not followed in the case. Violations are made.' (UNI)