Coalgate: CBI Likely to File Five New Cases


NEW DELHI: The CBI, probing alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks, is likely to file five new cases after taking cognizance of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) review report related to 25 coal block allocations.

Earlier, the premier investigating agency has recommended closure of its probe in coal allocations. However, the CVC rejected the CBI suggestion and has asked the agency to proceed with the probe into at least five cases.

The CBI sources said the CVC findings have already been submitted to the Supreme Court.

“The CVC had submitted its findings on 17 preliminary enquiries (PEs) to the Supreme Court on April 30 and on the remaining eight on May 9,” Sources added.

Earlier on May 23, the agency had register an FIR against Nagpur-based Jayaswal Neco Industries and unknown public servants for allegedly mining coal in excess of the  prescribed limit and diverting it for the Captive Power Plant (CPP) in violation of the lease agreement. The agency had so far registered 19 FIRs to probe coal-related scam.



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