CBI to file final report in coal case against GIL

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The CBI will soon file the final report in a coal block allocation case involving Nagpur-based Grace Industries Ltd (GIL), a court here was told on Wednesday.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told Special Judge Bharat Parashar it would file the final report probably by the next date of hearing (July 27).

The CBI also informed the court that it had sent relevant records of the case to the Maharashtra government and the department of personnel and training (DoPT) in February seeking permission to prosecute two government servants.

The probe agency said it was awaiting response from the Maharashtra government and DoPT.

The court earlier directed the CBI to place records of the case before the competent authority so that they could grant sanction to prosecute former coal ministry joint secretary K.S. Kropha and director of geology and mining in the Maharashtra government Vishwas Sawakhande for offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The CBI told court that Sawakhande has attained the age of superannuation on May 31 from his post and but it would obtain a final report from the Maharashtra government as to the fate of request sent by them.

The court had directed the CBI to conduct further probe into the alleged collusion between public servants and company officials in a case related to GIL.

The case relates to the allocation of coal block in which the CBI had charge sheeted GIL and one of its directors Mukesh Gupta.

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