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Coal Scam: Centre tells SC something went wrong

New Delhi: The Centre today accepted for the first time that "something has gone wrong" in the allocation of coal blocks, at a hearing in the Supreme Court on "Coal-Gate."“We took decision in good faith
India TV News Desk January 09, 2014 13:30 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: The Centre today accepted for the first time that "something has gone wrong" in the allocation of coal blocks, at a hearing in the Supreme Court on "Coal-Gate."

“We took decision in good faith but something turned out to be wrong,” Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati told a three-judge bench headed by Justice R M Lodha.  

“In hindsight, we can say something has gone wrong and some correction is required to be done,” he said, virtually accepting that mistakes were committed by the government in coal blocks allocation.

Vahanvati's response came after the bench observed that the exercise could have been done in a “far better manner”.  

At the outset of the day's hearing, the bench asked the AG about the Centre's stand on deallocation of certain coal blocks.

In response, Vahanvati submitted the government would next week make its stand clear on the issue.