The trial for the former chairman of the Mineral Resources Authority of Mongolia postponed until January 28. The trial was scheduled to take place at 8.00 am at the Bayangol Districy Court today but attorneys failed to attend to the Court hearing. D.Batkhuyag has been accused of abuse of power and corruption issuing mining licenses illegally during his term of office. The Anti-Corruption Authority revealed that D.Baykhuyag, former chairman of the Mineral Resources Authority of Mongolia abused power issuing over 120 mining licenses illegally, violating the National Security Council`s decree to limit exploration licenses issued during their investigation.
D.Batkhuyag was also convicted for reinstating South Gobi Sands four mining licenses and transferring a license to his friend N.Jargalsaikhan, the executive director of Zelem company. In accordance with the investigation those five mining licenses expired so were cancelled by the Mineral Resources Authority inspectors.