Agency reports suggest that the Justice MB Shah Commission, which is probing mining scam in Odisha, would hear the state government and mining lease holders during the commission's stay of three to four days in the state.
It is learnt that the commission has visited the state again again as part of its ongoing probe. The commission has already received the required information from the state government and mainly expects to hear from the lease holders, reports suggest.
However, the timeline for completion of the probe and submission of a report to the central government is not known.
In November 2010, the central government set up the Shah Commission to probe allegations of illegal mining in several mineral-rich states. The commission is making a second visit to Odisha after December 2011.
However, commission representatives also visited the state in October and November last year, and examined files related to over 100 mines.
At that time, commission officials said they had found evidence of illegalities which would not have been possible without the connivance of bureaucrats.