Tamil Nadu based Human Rights Protection Centre (HRPC) had filed a case against a private beach mining company VV Mineral in the Supreme court accusing them of carrying out illegal beach mining and a thorium scam in the three districts of Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari. This also led to the government putting a ban on the company’s activities for a while until the charges against them were cleared. However, when the government’s team had been conducted inspections in Tuticorin district they found no evidence to support any such accusation on VV Mineral or S Vaikundarajan. The team visited about 10 villages in three districts; the team also met the collector, SP and other officials of Tuticorin district during its visit but ultimately found nothing in order to charge VV Minerals of any wrong doings.
VV Minerals is into this beach mineral mining business over two decades now and knows how this industry works. S. Vaikundarajan would never get into a scam and illegally conduct his business activities. He has a name in the society and he lives up to it. That is the reason why people regard so highly of him and trust him. He has proved his honesty and resumed business after the Supreme Court cleared all charges leveled against him.