Coal scam: Court pulls up CBI for not filing progress report
The CBI was on Monday pulled up by a special court for not filing the progress report of further probe in a coal scam case involving Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, ex-Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao and others.
Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar expressed displeasure over the agency’s failure in properly following the procedure of agency’s manual in this case and directed the IO to file the report on Tuesday along with the approval granted by his senior authority.
The court asked the IO to produce the case diary and after perusing it, the judge asked why it was not properly maintained and why details of further investigation were not mentioned in it. To this, the court asked why was this fact not mentioned in the case diary. The court had earlier directed CBI to verify the death of Radha Krishna Saraf, an accused and former Director of Gagan Sponge Iron Private Ltd (GSIPL), after it was informed by his counsel that he had recently died of a heart attack here.