Coal scam: SC to take up CBI status report today
The Supreme Court on Tuesday will vet through the status report on coal scam filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in a sealed envelope on October 22.india Updated: Oct 29, 2013 11:22 IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday will vet through the status report on coal scam filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in a sealed envelope on October 22.
The report carries details about the 14th FIR which was filed recently against industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, his company Hindalco and former coal secretary PC Parakh.
The agency was pulled up on August 29 by the apex court for tardy probe in the scam. The court had asked for a status report in the rest of the cases and directed it to conclude the probe against all companies, which were allocated coal blocks, by December this year.
Meanwhile, the CBI has moved the Supreme Court seeking its permission to add one more officer to the team of 39 officials conducting probe in coal blocks allocation scam.
The agency filed the application as the apex court had directed it that no changes to be made in the team of officers probing the multi-crore scam.
The CBI in its application said that the reason for adding one more officer in the present investigating team has been disclosed in a sealed envelope.
(with inputs from PTI)