Coalgate: CBI gives SC a 'Birla diary' showing 'payments' to politicians

Dec 06 2013, 09:06 IST
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CBI had registered a corruption case against Aditya Birla Group chief Kumar Mangalam Birla in connection with alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks in 2005. CBI had registered a corruption case against Aditya Birla Group chief Kumar Mangalam Birla in connection with alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks in 2005.
Summary'Notebook' found by I-T shows receipts in crores, Birla group said to have agreed to pay taxes on these.

tax exemption for the same.

Officials said the CBI has since asked IT authorities to approach the Supreme Court for the diary. A formal request from IT is expected to reach the Supreme Court by early next week.

Diary, Notebook

*One lists estimated 1,000 payments purportedly made to politicians and MPs of several parties by a Birla company trust over a 10-year period

*Another shows receipts adding to Rs 100 crore

*Birla group said to have agreed to pay taxes for these

*IT wants copy of 'political' diary

*Spokesman: "Since there is an ongoing investigation into this matter, it would not be appropriate for us to comment.''

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