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CBI files fresh FIR in coal scam

CBI files fresh FIR in coal scam

CBI has filed a fresh FIR against a Madhya Pradesh-based company in connection with its probe in the alleged irregularities related to allocation of coal blocks.

New Delhi: CBI has filed a fresh FIR against a Madhya Pradesh-based company in connection with its probe in the alleged irregularities related to allocation of coal blocks.

In its 23rd FIR in the probe, the agency has alleged criminal conspiracy and abuse of official position on part of the company, its directors and unknown members of 36th Screening Committee in respect of allocation of Thesgora B/Rudrapuri Coal Block, CBI sources said.

"It is alleged that screening committee deliberately did not follow the guidelines and showed undue favour to the company," it said. Searches were conducted by CBI at Indore and Satna in Madhya Pradesh.

"Investigation is continuing," CBI Spokesperson Kanchan Prasad said on Thursday.

first published:July 31, 2014, 16:22 IST