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Coal scam: CBI files fresh FIR

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 4:21pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

CBI has filed a fresh FIR against a Madhya Pradesh-based company in connection with its probe in the alleged irregularities related to allocation of coal blocks.

In its 23rd FIR in the probe, the agency has alleged criminal conspiracy and abuse of official position on part of the company, its directors and unknown members of 36th Screening  Committee in respect of allocation of Thesgora B/ Rudrapuri Coal Block, CBI sources said.

"It is alleged that screening committee deliberately did not follow the guidelines and showed undue favour to the company," it said. Searches were conducted by CBI at Indore and Satna in Madhya Pradesh.

"Investigation is continuing," CBI Spokesperson Kanchan Prasad said here today. 

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