Coal scam: CBI books 2 more firms

Written by fe Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: Jul 25 2014, 07:46am hrs
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered two fresh FIRs in connection with its probe into the coal blocks allocation scam on Thrursday.

The police cases have been registered against Ranchi-based Domco and Chhattisgarh-based Vandana Vidyut. In the case against Domco and its then directors and unknown others, it has been alleged that the company submitted false information with dishonest intention to the authorities concerned while applying for a captive coal block and secured allocation of Lalgarh (North) coal block.

The then director of the said company allegedly gained pecuniary benefit of R7 by selling shares of the company on premium, after the allocation of the coal block, a CBI source said.

Vandana Vidyut and its directors have also been booked on the similar charges. So far, the agency has registered 22 cases in the scam so far. Of these, it has closed four and filed charge sheets in two.