coal scam

Ranjit Mahanti

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on  Tuesday registered three new cases against Raipur (Chhattisgarh)-based SKS Ispat and Powers Ltd., its promoters and directors Anil Gupta and Deepak Gupta along with the 35th screening committee members.

These accused have been booked under charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating and criminal misconduct. The government officials were charged with abusing their official positions.

According to media reports, it has been alleged that 35th screening committee deliberately did not follow the guidelines and showed undue favour to the company.

The CBI also conducted raids in Mumbai, Raigarh and Raipur in Chhattisgarh, and Delhi.

The CBI has till now registered 26 FIRs (including this fresh) and five preliminary inquiries into this matter. But CBI has filed closure reports in four FIRs and two charge sheets.

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