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Reply on sanction to prosecute govt servants awaited: CBI

CBI on Friday informed a special court that they were yet to receive any communication from the concerned authorities regarding grant of sanction to prosecute two public servants, who have been summoned as accused in a coal blocks allocation scam case.

Senior public prosecutor V K Sharma told Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar that the probe agency had sent a request to the concerned authorities regarding the issue last month but the response was awaited.

CBI had approached concerned authorities for considering granting sanction to prosecute two government servants -- then Joint Secretary of Coal Ministry K S Kropha and then Director (Coal Allocation-I section) K C Samaria -- for the alleged offences punishable under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

“It is submitted by the CBI counsel that the case file has been sent to competent authority to consider grant of sanction to prosecute two public servants in terms of order dated October 13, 2014. He says no communication has been received yet...Matter will now be fixed for March 5,” the judge said.

CBI opposes Loop Telecom’s plea to refer matter to Lok Adalat

CBI on Friday told a special court that a plea filed by Loop Telecom Limited, facing trial in a case arising out of the probe into the 2G spectrum allocation scam, for referring the matter to the Lok Adalat should be dismissed as their application was not legally maintainable. Opposing the plea, the agency said that a similar plea had been dismissed by the court on March 27 last year and the accused firm was “trying to get reviewed/reconsidered the said order of this court against the provision of law”.
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