“We will record TKA Nair’s statement within the next 10 days. We may do this before the agency submits its final reports in five of its coal scam cases before March 26 or 28,” said the official.
The CBI’s probe in 13 of its coal-scam FIRs, out of the 16 FIRs filed by it so far, has established that the coal ministry had allocated coal blocks to applicant firms despite their alleged misrepresentations related to the basic criteria then prevalent, according to the source. “We will quiz Nair to understand at what level the verification-related lapses occurred in the inter-play among the coal ministry, the inter-ministerial screening committee, the PMO and the states,” said the official.
Despite attempts, Nair and officials at the PMO remained unavailable for comments.