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CBI lodges 2 cases for 18 missing coal scam files

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 21, 2013
First Published: 01:40 IST(21/9/2013) | Last Updated: 01:43 IST(21/9/2013)

CBI on Friday lodged two preliminary enquiry (PE) complaints against unknown persons to probe 18 missing files related to coal block allocations made from 1993 to 2009.

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“We have lodged two preliminary enquiries to investigate missing files,” said CBI director Ranjit Sinha. A CBI source said, “We filed the PEs based on the coal ministry’s communication on Monday which only contained a status-report of files.”

CBI’s coal block allocation scam probe is getting hampered in six cases pertaining to alleged irregularities by private firms as 12 files are missing. Among files suspected to be missing is the scrutiny report on the financial strength of applicant companies.

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