Coal scam: CBI files revised closure report in K M Birla case

As directed by a special court here, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday filed a revised investigation report along with all the documents seeking closure of a case of criminal conspiracy and cheating against Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of Aditya Birla Group, and the former Coal Secretary P.C. Parakh in connection with the allocation of coal blocks to Hindalco in violation of the rules.

Special Judge Bharat Parashar had in September pulled up the investigating agency for not filing the original of minutes of the screening committee along with the final report with a plea to close the case. The committee had considered the company’s application for allocation of coal blocks.

Mr. Parashar had then also expressed displeasure over the investigating officer’s submission that the original of the minutes was missing. He had also questioned him over the urgency to file the closure report without proper documents.

The CBI had filed photocopies of the minutes. In the fresh closure report, the CBI said that it was “detailed and comprehensive”. Later, Mr. Parashar fixed November 10 as the date for hearing argument on the CBI’s plea.

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