CBI to submit coal scam status report by Tuesday

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The CBI is likely to submit in the apex court Tuesday its status report in the alleged coal block allocation case, including the recent first information report (FIR) against a top industrialist and former bureaucrat, said informed sources here Sunday.

"The agency will file the progress details of all the 14 FIRs in which Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, Hindalco and former coal secretary P.C. Parakh have been named," said Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sources.

According to the sources, the status report will describe all those matters in which the probe has been completed and those who are yet to be probed.

The agency would also give a status of the preliminary enquiry registered by it in connection with the missing files, the sources said.

"If all goes as per the planning, the status report will be filed by Oct 22," said sources.

CBI has registered 14 FIRs so far in the allocation of coal blocks in which AMR Iron and Steel, JLD Yavatmal Energy, Vini Iron and Steel Udyog, JAS Infrastructure Capital Pvt Ltd, Vikash Metals, Grace Industries, Gagan Sponge, Jindal Steel and Power, Rathi Steel and Power Ltd, Jharkhand Ispat, Green Infrastructure, Kamal Sponge, Pushp Steel and Hindalco have been named as accused.

The Supreme Court, which is monitoring the probe in the coal block allocation scam since 1993, had recently issued notices to seven coal mining states -- Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal -- to explain allocation policies adopted by them by Oct 29.


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