CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST THE THEN MOS COAL; DIRECTOR OF A STEEL COMPANY; FIVE PRIVATE FIRMS & OTHERS FOR ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES IN COAL BLOCK ALLOCATION AND MISREPRESENTATION OF FACTS

Press Release
New Delhi , 11.06.2013

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case U/s 120-B r/w 420 of IPC and 13(1) (d) of PC Act against then Minister of State for Coal; Director of a Steel Company; four Delhi based private firms; one Hyderabad based private firm and others, in relation to alleged irregularities in allocation of Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in the State of Jharkhand.

 

            It is alleged that two Steel and Iron companies based in Delhi misrepresented facts to get coal blocks. Also, there was alleged investment in a Hyderabad based firm from the group of companies based at Delhi.

 

            Searches are being conducted today at 19 locations in Delhi and Hyderabad in connection with the case.

 

            A preliminary enquiry to examine the irregularities in allocation of coal blocks during the period 2006-2009 was registered on reference of CVC in June 2012. Earlier CBI had registered 12 cases in the allocations so far.

 

            Further investigation is continuing.

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