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Coal blocks allocation scam: CBI files status report in Supreme Court


Ashok Bagriya,CNN-IBN
Jul 08, 2013 at 02:07pm IST

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a status report in the Supreme Court on the coal blocks allocation scam on Monday. The CBI gave status of 13 FIRs and 3 Preliminary Enquiries (PEs) in a sealed envelope to the Supreme Court.

The report has also given details of former CBI Chief Investigating Officer Vivek Dutt's case. Dutt was caught taking a bribe of Rs 15 lakh on May 17. The CBI Internal Intelligence Unit nabbed Dutt in an operation that was personally supervised by the agency's director Ranjit Sinha.

The CBI has questioned various government officials including former coal secretary HC Gupta for their role in the coal scam. The CBI had recorded statements of two officials of the Prime Minister's Office as part of its probe into the scam. The CBI sought clarification from Vini Mahajan and Ashish Gupta regarding the allocation of the coal blocks.

The CBI had filed its second affidavit on the coal scam in the Supreme Court earlier in May and had stated that Ashwani Kumar, who resigned from his post of the Law Minister after the affidavit came to light, Attorney General GE Vahanvati and officials from the PMO and the Coal Ministry had seen the probe agency's report and suggested changes to it.

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