Coal scam: CBI to file revised closure report

RSTV Bureau

mining_coalCBI on Monday informed a special court that it will file a revised closure report giving details in a coal blocks allocation scam case allegedly involving JAS Infrastructure and Power Ltd and others in which the judge had observed that the probe was incomplete.

Special public prosecutor R S Cheema told the court that the agency will file a comprehensive revised closure report which would be “explanatory” in nature.

CBI’s move came after the court had earlier observed that nothing was clear in its closure report and it was irked over the agency adopting different yardsticks in different cases and not following a uniform policy in its investigation.

After Cheema informed the court about filing of a revised closure report in the case, Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar fixed the matter for September 23.

“SPP (Special Public Prosecutor) states that CBI will be filing a revised closure report under the provision of the CrPC which shall be detailed and explanatory in nature,” the court said.

The court was hearing arguments on the closure report filed by CBI in the case in which it had lodged FIR against Nagpur-based businessman Manoj Jayaswal and others for alleged irregularities by JAS Infrastructure and Power Limited in acquiring the coal blocks.

The court had asked CBI whether it was a “deliberate act or negligent act” by Coal Ministry officials to clear files relating to allocation of coal blocks.