Bhopal: NDA Convener and Janata Dal United (JD-U) President Sharad Yadav on Sunday alleged that "Bellary like mining scam" is going on in the Jabalpur-Satna region and demanded that the Madhya Pradesh government should take action against those involved in it.

"In the mineral-rich region of Jabalpur, Katni, Satna, Sidhi and Singrauli, a Bellary like mining scam is taking place as no environmental clearances were taken for carrying out mining there," Yadav alleged at a press conference here on Sunday.

He said the state government should take action against those indulging in illegal mining, send them to jail and confiscate their properties as happened in Bihar (where law allows government to confiscate properties earned by adopting corrupt practices) by framing a law in this regard.

The Opposition Congress in the state had also raised the issue of illegal mining in the region during discussion on the no-confidence motion in the assembly last week.

(Agencies)