The State Government issued two Government orders vide G.O.Ms. No.156 Industries Department dated 08.08.2013 and G.O.Ms.No. 173, Industries Department dated 17.09.2013 to stop the mining operation of all private beach mineral mining leases until the inspection is completed by Mr. Gagandeep Singh Bedi, IAS. VV Mineral and Transworld filed writ petition before the Honourable High Court to struck down the stoppage portion of the G.O.s and to change the inspection officer instead of Mr. Gagandeep Singh Bedi, since Mr. Bedi has personal enemity with VV Mineral, when he was working as Sub Collector of Cheranmahadevi.
After hearing Government side and peruse the records, the Honourable High Court struck down the portion of the G.O. which insist the stoppage of mining operation as no powers has been vested with the State Government to stop the beach mineral mining operations when the lease is valid.
The Honourable High Court further appointed one Retd. High Court Judge instead of Mr. Gagandeep Singh Bedi,IAS.
Copy of Judgement is given below.