Coal scam: Court to consider CBI’s final report on July 2
A special court on Tuesday fixed July 2 to consider CBI's final report on its further probe in a coal scam case pertaining to alleged irregularities in the allocation of a Madhya Pradesh coal block to Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd (KSSPL).
Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar said he would also consider the issue of grant of according sanction to try two public servants in the case which was still pending before the competent authority for alleged offence under Prevention of Corruption Act.
During the hearing, CBI told the court that <g data-gr-id="17">file</g> was sent to the competent authority to get the sanction on January 21.
The court fixed the matter for further hearing on July 2.
The agency had filed the final report before the court saying their ongoing probe was complete though the competent authority was yet to grant sanction to prosecute two public servants, summoned as accused in the case.
CBI had approached the competent authority for considering granting sanction to prosecute the then Joint Secretary of Coal Ministry, K S <g data-gr-id="24">Kropha</g>, and then Director (Coal Allocation-I section) K C Samaria.
No response on sanction to try govt servants in Coal scam: CBI
CBI on Tuesday told a special court it had not yet received any communication from Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on the issue of sanction to prosecute two senior public servants for their alleged roles in a coal block allocation scam case. The agency said relevant files of the case were sent to <g data-gr-id="38">competent</g> authority on January <g data-gr-id="39">27</g> but they were still awaiting a response. "It has been submitted (by CBI) that records were sent to the competent authority for considering according of sanction to prosecute the public servants on January 27. Accordingly, the matter be put up for July 2," Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar said.