CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST THEN SECRETARY OF COAL MINISTRY; REPRESENTATIVE OF A PRIVATE COMPANY AND OTHERS FOR ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES IN COAL BLOCK ALLOCATION

Press Release
New Delhi , 15.10.2013

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against the then Secretary, Ministry of Coal; Representative of Mumbai-based Group of Companies; Odisha-based Industry and unknown other persons/officials U/s 120-B IPC and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of the P.C.Act, 1988 in connection with allocation of Talabira II and Talabira III coal blocks at Odisha.

 

            It is alleged in the FIR that during the year 2005, the said persons in criminal conspiracy with one another and then public servants by abusing their positions as such showed undue favour to Odisha-based Industry in allocation of Talabira II and Talabira III coal blocks along with a Public Sector Undertaking of Tamil Nadu.

 

            Searches are being conducted at various places in New Delhi, Mumbai, Secunderabad and Bhubaneshwar.

 

            Further investigation in the case is continuing.

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