Coal scam: Court to hear Javadekar’s plea on Nov 5

A special court today said it would need some time to analyse the objections filed by Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Hansraj Ahir against CBI’s move to close a coal scam case, allegedly involving Prakash Industries Ltd (PIL) and others. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar fixed the case for hearing on November 5 when it […]

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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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Coal scam:Special Court summons ex-coal secy as accused

A special court today summoned former Coal Secretary H C Gupta, Delhi-based firm Pushp Steels and Mining Pvt Ltd and its director Atul Jain as accused for their alleged involvement in a coal block allocation scam case. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar took cognizance of the charge sheet filed by CBI in the case pertaining […]

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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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Coal scam: Court allows Naveen Jindal to travel abroad

Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, accused in a coal block allocation scam case along with 14 others, was today allowed by a special court to travel abroad from June 14 to June 29 for business purposes. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar allowed the plea filed by Jindal seeking the court’s permission to go abroad. […]

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Coal scam : Have approached MoC on sanction issue, CBI to court

CBI today told a special court that it has approached Ministry of Coal (MoC) to ascertain status of its request for sanction to prosecute a public servant, who has now retired, for his alleged role in a coal scam case allegedly involving Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda. The agency said that MoC officer L S […]

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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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Coal scam: CBI completes probe in Hindalco case

CBI on Thursady filed its final probe report in a coal block allocation case allegedly involving former Coal Secretary P C Parakh, Hindalco and others before the special court which will consider it on March 11. Senior public prosecutor V K Sharma told the court that the agency has completed the investigation and one more […]

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Coal scam: CBI draws flak for taking “U-turn” in final reports

CBI today drew flak from the Special Court for taking “U-turn” on investigation of various coal scam cases and filing final reports, without giving any plausible reasons for arriving at such conclusions. It also directed the probe agency to provide “some logical and legally admissible reasons” in all final reports in future to buttress the […]

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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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