CBI registers two fresh cases in Coalgate scam
THE CBI today registered two fresh cases in coal blocks allocation scam against two firms in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh following a direction from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).
The CBI had earlier decided to close the case against these two companies but on orders from the Supreme Court, the agency had to submit all papers to the CVC which was asked by the apex court to verify the reports and whether a correct decision had been taken.
In these two cases, the CVC gave an oral order reasoning registering a case against the two firms whereas in other 12 cases, the Vigilance Commission had merely asked them to register a case without assigning any reason.
The CBI will be informing the Supreme Court tomorrow and seek necessary directions in the matter when the matter comes up for hearing.
In today's development, the CBI alleged Ranchibased Domco Private Limited entered into a criminal conspiracy with unnamed entities and submitted false information with dishonest intention to the authorities while applying for a captive coal block and secured allocation of ‘Lalgarh (North)’ coal block.
"The then director of the said company allegedly gained pecuniary benefit of
` seven crore by selling shares of the company on premium after the allocation of the coal block," a CBI spokesperson said in a statement and added searches were being conducted at three places at Ranchi and New Delhi.