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Bhushan to move SC, wants SIT for coalgate

Activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan is likely to move to the Supreme Court next week for constitution of Special Investigative Team (SIT) and an independent probe in the allotment of coal blocks on the lines of 2G case as well as for cancelling all the allocation.

Bhushan, one of the core members of the disbanded Team Anna, was the one who had filed a complaint with Supreme Court in the 2G spectrum case seeking cancellation of the licenses awarded to several private parties and seeking independent probe in the 2G scam.

Bhushan's team these days is busy collecting necessary documents for its petition on coal scam. 'We are in the process of collecting various lengthy documents and hopefully the paper work should be finished in few days. After that we will approach the apex court. May be next week,' said one of his close associates.

Bhushan, few days back, had said that he would move the Supreme Court seeking an independent probe into the coal scam if the government failed to order an independent probe. He and other prominent members of the former Team Anna had raised the issue of alleged scam in the coal allocation during the hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in July. This was one of the allegations among other allegations against 14 ministers and the prime minister.

The former Team Anna has been saying that the Prime Minister appears to have over-ruled advice to auction coal fields and as a result, private companies paid far less than they should have, resulting in the loss of Rs 1.8 lakh crores to the government. The members of the former team had also gheraoed the residences of Prime Minister and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the issue last month. Later Delhi Police had also registered cases against activist Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan and others.
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