The CBI has examined Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief and former Union coal minister Shibu Soren in connection with the coal block allocation scam.
Between 2004 and 2006, Soren thrice held the coal portfolio in the union cabinet during UPA-1. Sources say he was examined in the capacity of former union coal minister.
The CBI declined to say anything officially on his questioning. Soren also could not be reached for his comments. Besides probing the irregularities in the coal block allocations through screening committee route from 1993 onwards, the agency is also looking into the circumstances in which implementation of the recommendation to auction coal block got delayed between 2004 and 2008.