Coal scam: CBI files progress report in case involving Darda

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New Delhi, Dec 19: A month after a special court refused to accept CBI's closure report and directed it to further investigate a coal scam case allegedly involving Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda and others, the agency on Friday furnished a progress report of its ongoing probe.

The progress report was filed before Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar and the agency said it was in the process of filing all the relevant documents in the court.

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During the brief hearing, the CBI prosecutor also submitted that the process of obtaining sanction from the competent authorities to prosecute the public persons was underway.

"Progress report has been filed. Put up the matter for the further hearing on January 29," the judge said.

The court, on November 20, had directed CBI to further investigate the matter after refusing to accept its closure report filed in the case in which an FIR was registered against JLD Yavatmal Energy Ltd, its directors Vijay Darda, his son Devendra Darda, Rajendra Darda, Manoj Jayaswal, Anand Jayaswal and Abhishek Jayaswal and other unknown persons.

CBI had lodged the FIR in the case under Sections 420 (cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC.

The agency, however, had later on filed the closure report, saying that no undue benefit was given to M/s JLD Yavatmal Energy Ltd by the Coal Ministry in the allocation of coal blocks.

In its closure report, the agency has said that nothing substantial has emerged to establish cheating and criminal conspiracy among officials of the Ministry of Coal and the directors of JLD Yavatmal Energy Ltd. 

PTI

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