The original CBI list of 225 files had been reduced after a meeting with Coal Ministry officials on September 2.
The Attorney General of India, G.E. Vahanvati has asked the Coal Ministry to locate all the files and provide the information and clarifications sought by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Coalgate scam case within two weeks.
The Coalgate scam investigations are being carried out under the supervision of the Supreme Court. In its communication, the CBI has stated that the list of required documents has been further reconciled on August 30 with the officers of the Coal Ministry. This file contains the outstanding documents, information, and clarifications pertaining to the allocation of coal blocks between 2006 and 2009.
``We also record and accept the statement of the learned Attorney General that the files, documents and information which are available with the government concerning the above requisition shall be made available within two weeks from the date of receipt of requisition. As regards the files and documents which are missing or are not available or traceable, a report shall be filed with the CBI for appropriate inquiry/investigation,’’ the Apex Court had observed during the course of the hearing on August 29.
In his letter to the Secretary, Coal, S.K. Srivastava, the Attorney General has stated that the matter is extremely urgent and requires immediate compliance. The fresh list handed over by CBI has been pruned down. The original figure of 225 files had been reduced after a meeting with Coal Ministry officials on September 2, where it was found that some of the information sought by CBI had already been supplied to them.
After the reconciliation, CBI has handed over a fresh list to the Attorney General containing details of the files that are crucial for the probe.