The Mines and Geology Department has named six of its former directors and joint directors as being involved in 20 different cases of illegal mining over the past six years in the State.

The names include those of M E Shivalingamurthy (IAS), Gangaram Baderia (IAS), K S Prabhakar (IAS), Basappa Reddy, D R Veeranna and H M Khayum Ali. While Basappa Reddy retired as the director of the department, Veeranna and Ali were additional directors.