Coalscam: ‘Dishonest misrepresentation before ex-PM’

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had no reason to presume that then Coal Secretary H C Gupta recommended a non-compliant private firm for coal block allocation in Madhya Pradesh, a special court here has said. Special Judge Bharat Parashar, who convicted Gupta for irregularities in allocation of Madhya Pradesh based Thesgora- B Rudrapuri coal block […]

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Coalscam: Court asks CBI to verify death of accused

A special court today directed CBI to verify the death of an accused in a coal scam case involving Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, ex -Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao and others. Special Judge Bharat Parashar passed the directions after he was informed by a counsel that Radha Krishna Saraf, an […]

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Coalscam:Court frames charges against ex-coal secy, 5 others

A special court today framed charges against former coal secretary H C Gupta and five others in a coal scam case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh to an accused firm. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar put the six on trial for alleged offences under section 120-B (criminal […]

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Coalscam: Order on CBI’s final report on July 21

A special court today deferred till next week its order on CBI’s final probe report in a coal block allocation scam case allegedly involving Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda and others. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar, who was scheduled to pass the order today, fixed it for July 21. CBI had earlier told the court […]

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Coalscam: Court allows CBI’s plea to place fresh documents

A special court has allowed a plea filed byCBI seeking its permission to place on record some fresh documents and adding names of six more witnesses in acoal block allocation case involving Delhi-based Rathi Steel and Power Limited (RSPL) and its three officials. The agency had moved an application before Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar […]

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Seeking nod to prosecute official in coalscam: CBI

CBI today told a special court that it has sent the necessary records of a coalscam case to the authority concerned for considering grant of sanction to prosecute a Ministry of Coal (MoC) official for his alleged role in the matter.  The agency’s move came after the court on January 30 had said that former […]

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Bagrodia, Gupta “prima facie committed misconduct” in Coalscam: Court

Former Minister of State for Coal Santosh Bagrodia, ex-Coal Secretary H C Gupta and a Coal Ministry official prima facie committed criminal misconduct and facilitated a private firm to unlawfully obtain a coal block, a special court said on Friday. The court’s observation came as it asked CBI to further probe a coal blocks allocation […]

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Coalscam: Passport auth. Can’t sit over matters

A special court today rapped passport authorities for “sitting over” matters relating to impounding of or releasing passports and directed them to fix a time-frame to decide on such issues. “I am constrained to remind the concerned passport authorities that in all such cases they are duty bound to proceed further in the matter as […]

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Coalscam: CBI files progress report in sealed cover

CBI today filed a progress report of its ongoing investigation in a sealed cover before a special court in a coal blocks allocation scam case, in which the agency was directed to “examine” former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The agency also filed statements of various persons recorded during the probe in a sealed cover and […]

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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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