Coal ministry submits report on missing files to CBI

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The coal ministry Monday submitted a report to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the missing files pertaining to the coal block allocations, said a probe agency official.

"We have received a report from coal ministry Monday evening but we are yet to read out the details of the report given to us," said the official.

According to sources, over 150 files and documents were received by the CBI from the Coal Ministry.

While hearing the case Aug 29, the Supreme Court had directed the CBI to give a list of documents, files and information sought by it within five days to the ministry which, in turn, was to furnish them within two weeks.

The agency in its letter dated Sep 2 to Attorney General G. E. Vahanvati had given an exhaustive list of over 50 allocations, the files of which had not been received by it.

The court had told the ministry that if any document remains untraceable, then FIRs have to be lodged by it with the CBI within a week thereafter.

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