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CBI files three cases against SKS Ispat in coal scam

PTI 05 Aug 2014, 22:09:01 PM IST
New Delhi: CBI today filed three FIRs in coal block allocation scam against SKS Ispat for allegedly misrepresenting the facts while applying for coal blocks.  

The fresh cases have been registered against SKS Ispat which got three coal blocks—Ravanwara in Madhya Pradesh in 2007, Fatehpur and Vijay Central in Chhattisgarh in 2008 and 2011 respectively.

CBI said the company allegedly misrepresented on aspects of preparedness and was ineligible on aspect of net worth.  The agency has named its promoters, directors and members of 35th screening committee in these cases.

Searches are going on at the offces and residential premises of the accused persons in Mumbai, Raigadh, Raipur and the national capital.

With these cases, CBI has so far registered 27 FIRs in the alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks.  

“The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered three cases on charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating and criminal misconduct under section 120 B (criminal conspiracy) read with 420 (cheating) IPC and 13(1)(d) read with 13(2) PC Act 1988 against the Chhatisgarh-based private company and its promoter and directors; members of 35th Screening Committee, public servants and others,” CBI spokesperson Kanchan Prasad said.

The company did not offer any comments in this regard.