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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

CBI files Coalgate FIRs on city's Navabharat, 4 firms

Y. Harish Chandra Prasad
The CBI on Tuesday registered multiple FIRs against five companies for alleged criminal conspiracy to get coal blocks and initiated nationwide searches on their offices. The agency named 20 directors of the companies, including Congress MP Vijay Darda, and unknown government officials in five FIRs filed in the Coalgate scam.
According to sources, the companies booked by the CBI include JLD Yavatmal Energy Ltd, Nagpur (in which Mr Darda was a director), JAS Infrastructure Capital Pvt. Ltd (Kolkata), AMR Iron and Steel Ltd (Nagpur), Navabharat Power Pvt. Ltd (Hyderabad) and Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd (Kolkata).

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