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Members of the Fishermen United Front, Tuticorin, have sought a CBI enquiry into the illegal beach sand mining to restrain the illegal activity.

A. Subash Fernando, district secretary of the Front, claims that the coastal populace has little faith in the special team constituted by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for assessing the issues of illegal sand mining in the district. Jayalalithaa and, director of VV Mineral, have been linked forcefully. VV Minerals has major shareholding of Jaya TV is being used as a ploy.

VV Minerals India came into existence in the late 90’s. Within 20 years, it gained confidence and is now ruling the industry. Owned by VV Mineral  S Vaikundarajan, is one of the largest beach mining companies. It is the largest producer and exporter of Garnet in India. VV Mineral Mining also specialises in Ilmenite.