Delhi HC asks for original files of CBI probe in coal import over-pricing


Delhi HC asks for original files of CBI probe in coal import over-pricing

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to bring the original record and investigation files related to the preliminary enquiry (PE) and case registered against the alleged ‘artificial over-pricing’ of coal imports being done by various power generation companies.

The court has directed the probe agency to bring these files on January 31, the next date of hearing. While the PE was filed against the Ahmedabad-based Adani group and Knowledge Enterprises, a case was registered against National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

The court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) moved by non-government organisation Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), which has sought a court-monitored probe by a special investigative team (SIT) into the alleged over-pricing of imported coal.

In its petition, the NGO has said that in March 2016, 40 power companies had been identified by the Department of Revenue Intelligence for importing over-priced coal from Indonesia. Read More

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