Continuing to prove his innocence in the matter of the alleged beach sand mining scam, S Vaikundarajan the Chairman of VV Minerals India has repeatedly recited many slip ups on part of the government. Other than the issue regarding licensing of the rare earths and the utter confusion amongst the many ill-defined regulatory bodies, he spots another troubling fact.
Another matter that has come to fore in relation to the illegal beach sand mining scam is the lack of first information reports stating the events of the day when the company was asked to be raided.
Up until now, it was believed that the district collector of Tuticorin had raised his voice against the beach sand mining company giant, VV minerals when he was denied access to certain areas of the company’s private premise.
However, an association called the Meenavar Viduthalai Iyakkam has now approached the Superintendent of Police, Tuticorin up on discovering that no First Information Report was filed in the matter.
Thus, this makes the hype around the alleged scam a rather misguided one. When the now former collector was interviewed by the media he had strongly mentioned the filing of the First Information Report.
The lack of the First Information Report now brings the collector’s personal intentions under the radar.
Another puzzling aspect of the First Infromation Reports are the filing dates being that of a day which falls several days after the announcement of the scam and accusations.
Thus, now the Meenavar Viduthalai Iyakkam that supports the vocational professions, especially fishermen, now has two battles to fight. One against the alleged encroachment of mining and the other being dealing with laid back government processes.