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CBI probing 14 regular cases in coal scam, says Narayanasamy

The Central Bureau of Investigation  (CBI) has registered a total of 14 regular cases and three preliminary enquiries in connection with alleged corruption in coal blocks allocation case, government on Wednesday informed Parliament.

‘A complaint on 14 March, 2012 was received in the CVC from a group of members of Parliament alleging corruption in allotment of coal blocks to private parties between 2006-09. Another complaint on 9 September, 2012 was received from some other MPs alleging malpractices in allocation of captive coal blocks during 1993-2004. Both these complaints have been referred by the CVC to the CBI for preliminary enquiry on 13 April, 2012 and 18 September, 2012 respectively.’

minister of state in PMO V Narayanasamy said in a written reply to Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
‘As per available information, CBI has registered 3 PE and 14 RC for enquiry/investigation. The investigation is monitored by the Supreme Court of India,’ Narayanasamy said.

In an another reply, the minister quoting an information provided by CBI, said ‘65 cases (RCs and PEs) are pending under investigation/enquiries against 19 IAS, 1 IPS and 67 other allied central services personnel as on October 2013.’
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