The First Bench, comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana, made the observation when the report by the then District Collector U Sagayam, appointed as Special Commissioner to go into the illegal mining, came up before it yesterday.
   
Counsel for Sagayam submitted that as per the officer's report, actual loss to the public exchequer was more than Rs 1,11,000 crore. Human sacrifices were also found, he submitted. AS officer U Sagayam, appointed by the Madras High Court as the Legal Commissioner to probe illegal granite quarrying in this district, has ordered digging of some sites where some persons were allegedly killed as human sacrifice and buried by quarry owners four years ago.
   
The mining issue relates to a PIL filed by 'Traffic' Ramaswamy seeking an inquiry into illegal mining which caused Rs one lack crore loss to the state exchequer. The First Bench headed by Chief Justice S K Kaul had appointed Sagayam as Special Commissioner. He had submitted an interim report with all details of illegal mining.

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