CBI REGISTERS TWO SEPARATE CASES AGAINST PRIVATE COMPANIES AND OTHERS IN CONNECTION WITH FALSE CLAIMS MADE BY THEM IN COAL BLOCK ALLOCATION; CONDUCTS SEARCHES

 

Press Release

New Delhi ,15.10.2012

          The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered two separate cases against certain private companies, their directors and unknown public servants. The cases have been registered in connection with the allegations related to getting coal blocks allocated on the basis of misrepresentations and false claims in the applications, presentations and connivance/lack of due diligence on part of public servants.  

 

           Searches are being conducted today at 16 locations in 6 cities including Hyderabad, Secundrabad, Rourkela, Satna, Jaipur, Vishakhapatnam, Delhi among others.

 

            A preliminary enquiry to examine the irregularities, if any, in the allocation of coal blocks during the period 2006-09 was registered on a reference from CVC, in June this year. Earlier CBI had registered 7 cases in this regard.

 

            Further investigation is continuing.

 

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