Coal scam: CBI to submit final investigation report to special court




The order on the CBI’s final investigation report will be filed on 17 July in a special court in the coal scam case involving Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda and others.

Earlier, the CBI said the grant of sanction to prosecute LS Janoti, retired as an undersecretary in Ministry of Home Affairs, was pending before the Ministry of Coal (MoC). They had sought information from the MoC regarding the status of request for accord of sanction to prosecute Janoti, who was earlier posted in MoC.

“Certain clarifications have been sought. (The case has been) put up for order tomorrow,” said special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar on 16 July.

The court had earlier granted bail to three accused after they had appeared before it. Vijay Darda has denied the allegations against him.

The chargesheet was filed for alleged offences under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) read with 420 (cheating) of IPC and under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act against the accused on May 27 last year.


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