CBI REGISTERS THREE SEPARATE CASES AGAINST THREE SENIOR OFFICIALS OF THE NORTHERN COAL FIELDS LTD. INCLUDING CMD & OTHERS FOR ALLEGED FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES & CORRUPTION

Press Release
New Delhi , 25.10.2011

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered three separate cases against (i) Chairman-cum Managing Director, Northern Coalfields Ltd.(NCL), Singrauli (MP) & others U/s120-B of IPC and Section 11,12 and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988; (ii) Dy. Chief Engineer(Excavation), NCL, Amlohri Project & another U/S 120-B of IPC and Section 7,12, and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act. 1988 and (iii) Dy. Chief Engineer, NCL, Jayant Project & three others U/s 120-B of IPC and Section 7, 11, 12 and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988.  A proprietor of Singrauli  based private firm has been named in all the three said cases. 

The accused public servants allegedly resorted to corrupt practices in the matter of award of tenders/supply orders for the mining equipment alongwith its accessories etc.  They did not take action against supply of poor/substandard quality of mining equipments & accessories to NCL against pecuniary benefits, in cash or kind, obtained through private person acting as liaison agent.  A huge production loss due to malfunctioning of machines/accessories and huge monetary loss due to purchase of machines equipments of higher costs were caused.

            After registration of the cases, searches were conducted at 22 places at Singrauli (MP), Patna(Bihar), Varanasi(UP), New Delhi and Kolkata(West Bengal) at the residential & official premises of the accused persons.  During searches of CMD, NCL, Rs.One Lakh (approx) in cash; FDs worth Rs.80 Lakh in the name of his family members and incriminating documents were recovered.  During searches at the premises of the proprietor of Singrauli based private firm, around Rs.3 lakh in cash; FD of Rs.1.5 crore, property documents & large amount of gold jewellery in the two lockers were recovered.  During searches at the premises of the Dy. Chief Engineer, NCL, Amlohri Project, around Rs.3 Lakh in cash; and other incriminating documents were recovered.  During searches at the premises of the Dy. Chief Engineer, NCL, Jayant Project, Rs.1.7 Lakh(approx.) in cash and incriminating documents were recovered.  The documents recovered during searches are being scrutinized for further investigation.

           

Further investigation is in progress.

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