India: CVC to examine CBI probe into alleged coal scam

Sunday, September 02, 2012

New Delhi: Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) will take cognizance of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged irregularities in utalisation of the coal blocks allocated to private companies between 2006-09, said latest reports.

As per reports, Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar will take details of the investigation carried by the top investigating agency at a meeting with CBI Director A P Singh.

However, the date for the meeting is yet to be decided.

In the report tabled in Parliament PA Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has brought down the estimated loss in the allocation of 142 coal blocks since July, 2004 from Rs. 10.7 lakh crore in the draft report to over Rs. 1.86 lakh crore.

Officials said the meeting between the heads of CBI and CVC will be crucial as the opposition has been continuously disrupting Parliament for past several days citing irregularities mentioned in the CAG report.
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