The CBI has registered two fresh cases against two companies for alleged forgery and cheating in connection with its probe in the coal block allocation scam and carried out searches in 16 locations, including Delhi and Hyderabad.
The agency has already registered seven FIRs in its probe into coal block allocation between 2006 and 2009.
According to the CBI official, the agency has slapped charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating under relevant sections of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act against Green Infrastructure Pvt Ltd based here and Satna’s Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd and their directors.
“These companies allegedly misrepresented their net worth to claim eligibility for getting coal blocks. We have booked these companies and their directors on charges of forgery and cheating while applying for captive coal blocks. The cases have been registered in connection with the allegations related to getting coal blocks allocated on the basis of misrepresentations and false claims in the applications, presentations and connivance/lack of due diligence on part of public servants,” said Dharini Mishra, CBI spokesperson.
Later, the CBI also conducted search operations across 16 locations in Hyderabad, Satna, Secunderabad, Vizhag, Jaipur, Rourkela and Delhi on the premises of these companies.
The first case is against Green Infrastructure, and its directors i.e. chairman Parthasarthy Commandur and directors MS Ramkrishna, Yugandhar Meka, Allure Raju Sitarama, Vemuri Ramesh, Prasad N besides unidentified public servants. The second FIR was against Kamal Sponge Steel & Power Ltd and its directors namely Pavan Kumar Ahluwalia, Kamaljeet Singh Ahluwalia, Prashant Kumar Ahluwalia, Amit Goyal, CA and unidentified public servants.