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Nov 19, 2012 at 12:02pm IST

Coal blocks allocations: PIL demands SIT probe; SC issues notices to Centre, CBI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after a PIL filed in connection with the coal blocks allocations controversy levelled allegations of unfairness and arbitrariness in the allocation of 194 blocks. The PIL demanded a SIT probe into the alleged scam.

The apex court, however, refused to stay the government's decision by which coal blocks were allocated to companies.

Meanwhile, the Inter Ministerial Group (IMG) on coal is likely to meet on Monday to decide the fate of 14 more mines allotted to public sector firms. It had recommended the de-allocation of eight blocks allotted to PSUs earlier this month.

Coal blocks allocations: SC issues notices to govt, CBI

A PIL with the court has levelled allegations of arbitrariness in the allocation of 194 blocks and demanded a SIT probe.