Kamat, former law secretary VP Shetye, a former director of mines and geology and another official have been called, Deputy Inspector General of Police KK Vyas told reporters.

Kamat has been called on February 8, he said.

Under pressure from the Supreme Court, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition had filed a first information report against unknown people in the mining case.

The government is being accused by the opposition and the civil society of siding with mining magnates.

Kamat, who was minister of mines for more than a decade and chief minister for five years till 2012, has been accused by the Justice M.B. Shah Commission of having allegedly overseen the Rs 35,000 crore mining scam in which bureaucrats and mining magnates are also linked.

(Agencies)

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