Government to furnish missing files to CBI in Coalgate, says SC

Government to furnish missing files to CBI in Coalgate, says SC

The Supreme Court today gave the Central Government two weeks' time to make available all files, documents and information sought by the CBI in connection with investigation of alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal-blocks from 1993 to 2009.

Giving CBI five days' time to make available to the Central Government, a comprehensive and consolidated list of all the files, documents and information that are sought by it, the bench headed by Justice R.M. Lodha observed that the two-week period will start from the date the Government receives the list.

The court also noted that a week from now the government will inform the CBI about the files, documents and the information that is not available or have gone missing to enable CBI to investigate the matter.

As reported by Live Law earlier, the apex court had in it’s order passed in July said that CBI is “struggling” in the Coalgate probe in the absence of documents not being supplied to it by the Central Government in connection with the allocation of 204 coal blocks. The bench headed by Justice R.M. Lodha had observed “Regarding everything there is nothing on record. CBI is struggling as there are no documents in its possession…the Union of India do not have basic documents.”