JAIPUR: After lodging 18 FIRs against illegal marble mining in Makrana, the CBI is now preparing to investigate the role of government officials in the matter. CBI officials claimed several officials of Railway Protection Force (RPF), police and mining departments are under the scanner.

Though names of these officials have not been identified in the FIRs, they have a hand in allowing illegal mining in Makrana. Officials said that first mine owners will be quizzed and then the officials will be called for questioning.