Coalgate: CBI to probe role of 4 state governments

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New Delhi, Jun 8: With the Coalgate scam rocking the boat for the UPA government at the Centre, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to investigate the role of four state governments in the coal block allocation row. The matter was revealed by sources to popular media channels. The four state governments that will be under the scanner will be West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

The matter that will be probed will be on the signing of the MoU's with private partners. The CBI is also understood having sought information from the Coal and Power Ministry on the allotment of coal mines to 220 companies from 2005 to 2008.

The investigating agency will also look into if a fair allocation was made on the mines as well as the recommendations by the seven screening committees were fair. Sources have stated that the CBI will look into the selling of the coal blocks by the said 220 companies.

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