Opp. raises coal files issue in RS
The Opposition on Monday vociferously raised in the Rajya Sabha the issue of crucial files related to coal block allocations going missing, alleging it was a conspiracy to save the Prime Minister in the multi-crore coal block allocation scam being probed by the CBI.
Talking to this newspaper on Monday, CBI director, Ranjit Sinha, said, “We will apprise the Supreme Court about the fact that several files are missing. The missing files are seriously hampering our probe. We have sent several reminders to the ministry concerned about the missing files”.
Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, said, “The issue is very serious. We want a statement from the PM. You eliminate the files and then say no crime has been done”. Mr Jaitley said, “There are three important targets of investigation- the beneficiaries who benefited from coal block allocations, the screening committee which allotted the mines and the Minister, the Minister’s office and the PM’s Office”.