Coal scam: CBI files case diary in sealed cover

The CBI on Thursday filed the case diary and crime files in a sealed cover in a coal blocks allocation case related to Hindalco before a special court, complying with its order. The court has now fixed the matter for consideration of the CBI’s closure report filed in the case for December 12. Two days […]

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Coalgate: SC refuses to hear plea of power producers seeking re-hearing

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to give any further hearing on the pleas of companies which were allocated coal blocks by the government by a process that the court has deemed illegal. A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha turned down the pleas of power generating companies that they should be re-heard […]

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Govt. leaves it to SC to decide fate of coal blocks

The Government left it to the Supreme Court to do what it thought best about the 218 illegal coal block allocations, including 40 operational blocks, and said it was “not insisting on any particular course of action”. The Ministry of Coal filed an affidavit on Monday, signalling the Supreme Court to be untrammelled by commercial […]

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No need of government sanction to probe public servants: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that the approval of the Central Government was not necessary under Section 6A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act (which governs the Central Bureau of Information) for investigation and prosecution of senior officials where inquiry/investigation into the crime under the Prevention of Corruption Act was being monitored by […]

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Government sanction not needed to probe public servants: SC

The Supreme Court said on Tuesday there was no need for a prior sanction of the central government to launch an inquiry against a public servant in a court-monitored CBI investigation. Answering in negative on whether central government’s prior sanction under section 6A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act was necessary before a public […]

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‘Heart’ of Coalgate report changed: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has questioned the credibility of CBI probe into the coal scam and has asked for a thorough and qualitative investigation. Expressing strong displeasure at govt’s interference in the Coalgate probe report, according to the apex court said, “the heart of the report was changed on the suggestions of the govt officials.” “The heart of the […]

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Crucial hearing in coal scam today in Supreme Court

The crucial hearing on Coalgate will take place today (May 8) in the Supreme Court which may pose some tough questions to the Centre following the CBI Director’s affidavit that the Law Minister and senior officials of the PMO and Coal Ministry had made significant changes in the probe report. Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, who […]

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