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Coalgate: BJP leader named in CBI FIR

New Delhi: BJP leader Anup Agarwalla and his firm have been named in one of the two FIRs registered today by CBI in connection with alleged irregularities in coal blocks allocation between 1993-2005, making it
PTI January 08, 2014 20:42 IST
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New Delhi: BJP leader Anup Agarwalla and his firm have been named in one of the two FIRs registered today by CBI in connection with alleged irregularities in coal blocks allocation between 1993-2005, making it the first case of an opposition party member being named in the multi-crore scam.

The investigating agency registered two FIRs—one against BLA Industries Ltd, its Managing Director Anup Agarwalla and unknown public servants and private persons and second against M/s Castron Technologies, M/s Castron Mining, their directors, unknown public servants and private persons.

Anup Agarwalla, son of former Rajya Sabha MP P K Agarwalla, is permanent invitee to Jharkhand State Working Committee of BJP and special invitee to party's national executive.

Calls and email queries made by PTI seeking response from the firms and Agarwalla did not elicit any response.

One of Agarwalla's associates, who answered his mobile phone and identified himself as S K Shukla, said the BJP leader was not available for any comments on the matter.