CBI official faces court’s ire for giving papers to accused
A special court has rapped a CBI official and asked him to explain how some documents supplied to accused persons in a coal block allocation case, including former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, were not submitted to the court.
Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar asked inspector Vijay Chettiar, the investigating officer (IO) of a case involving Koda and others, to give a written explanation tomorrow after the "discrepancy" came to the court's notice.
The issue came to light during arguments on framing of charges when the court observed that statements of certain persons, who were initially named in the FIR but not <g data-gr-id="16">chargesheeted</g> by CBI, were given by the IO to the accused in the copy of 'e-challan', "though the said statements were not made part of the charge sheet filed in the court." "It was during the course of arguments when counsel for the accused persons sought to place reliance on the said statements, then the aforesaid discrepancy came to the notice of the court," the judge said.
Court to consider CBI's <g data-gr-id="28">charge-sheet</g> on July 11
A special court decided to consider in July CBI's charge sheet in a case of alleged irregularities in allocation of a coal block in Chhattisgarh to Delhi-based firm Pushp Steels and Mining Pvt Ltd. The agency, which had filed the charge sheet in the case on May 20, submitted documents before Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar, who said he would first go through it.