New Delhi: CBI has registered a fresh case of alleged cheating and corruption against Jindal Steel and Power Limited among others in connection with its probe into coal blocks allocation probe.
A CBI spokesperson said here today that it is the 36th FIR in connection with its probe into the coal blocks scam.
The fresh case has been registered against Jindal Stripes Limited, Jindal Steel and Power Limited and unknown public officials for alleged criminal conspiracy and cheating under the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, CBI sources said.
Soon after registering the case, the agency today carried out searches at four locations in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, they said.
CBI sources said the case pertains to allocation of Gare Palma IV/1 coal block to Jindal Strips Limited and JSPL.
"Allegations pertain to irregular mining lease beyond the approved area, excess coal mining, sale of coal, sale of coal fines and rejects, irregular consumption of coal in new extension plants," the sources said.
No immediate comments were available from JSPL.
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Updated Date: Oct 19, 2014 14:39:44 IST