The Karnataka [ Images ] government has told the Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowerment Committee that it could go ahead and probe the three former chief ministers of the state in connection with the illegal mining case.
In a letter to the CEC, the government stated on Thursday that in conformity with the order of the Karnataka high court, there is no objection to probe the former CMs S M Krishna [ Images ], N Dharam Singh and H D Kumaraswamy in connection with the illegal mining case.
The CEC had sought to know whether the roles of the three former CMs can be probed or not. The government stated that it had no objection to the same.
A private complaint had been filed against the three CMs which went up in challenge before the Karnataka high court.
While partly allowing the petitions challenging the complaint the court had stated that certain cases involving the three former CMs could be looked into and those parts of the complaints would not be interfered with.