Preliminary probe on, FIR to be filed soon

Officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday met Government Chief Whip P.C. George here as part of the agency’s preliminary inquiry into the data centre case. The officials said they met Mr. George to gather information before preparing the first information report. Mr. George had filed a petition before the High Court alleging that former Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan and four others were involved in awarding the contract for operation of the State Data Centre and other centres to Reliance Communications Limited.