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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

CBI, coal min top brass discuss missing files

Abhishek Sharan , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 03, 2013
First Published: 01:17 IST(3/9/2013) | Last Updated: 01:23 IST(3/9/2013)

Facing heat from the Supreme Court over the missing coal block allocation scam files, a team of senior coal ministry officials held a meeting with high-ranking officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and discussed how to retrieve around 225-odd key files and documents.

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The CBI has conveyed its dissatisfaction over the pending files, which is hampering its probe, to the apex court. “A team of senior officials from the coal ministry held a meeting on Saturday with CBI officials and discussed the likely whereabouts of the pending coal allocations file. The ways to retrieve them were discussed,” the source said.

Among the documents are those connected to around 11 of the first information reports filed pertaining to alleged irregularities during 2006-09 and around 157 applications of private firms that had applied unsuccessfully for coal blocks during 1993-2004, according to the source.

On Tuesday, the Central Vigilance Commissioner will have a meeting with CBI director Ranjit Sinha on the issue, the source added.

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