New Delhi: Sources said on Saturday that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) would likely question Congress MP Vijay Darda, his brother Rajendra and mining baron Manoj Jayaswal of the Abhijeet Group, in connection with the coal blocks allocations next week.
Sources said that the 57-year-old Jayaswal was being examined in his hometown of Nagpur. The CBI first searched his residence for documents. Sources said that Jayaswal was under scrutiny for inflating his company's financials and lying about coal block allocations.
The sources added that government officials who connived with the Jayaswal group and overlooked details, were being probed as well.
Till now, production has not started in the three coal blocks allocated to Jayaswal.
The CBI had on Tuesday named Congress MP Vijay Darda and others in one of the FIRs filed in the alleged coal scam.
The investigating agency carried out raids at 30 locations across the country and filed cases against five companies for alleged criminal conspiracy to get coal blocks by fudging their net worth figures and misrepresentation of facts.
Rajendra Darda, who is a Cabinet minister in the Maharashtra government, was also named in one of the FIRs.
In its FIR on JLD Yavatmal Energy Limited, which bagged Fatehpur East Coal Block in Chhattisgarh, the CBI named Vijay Darda along with his son Devendra and other former and present directors including Rajendra Darda, Manoj Jayaswal, Anand Jayaswal and Abhishek Jayaswal.