New Delhi: CBI has got a jolt in the Coal blocks allocation scam probe as a special court has ‘returned’ its charge sheet in a case involving a Kolkata-based company, saying it has failed to give any plausible explanation on its queries and reasons for dropping four accused from it. The case involves allocation of coal blocks to Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd in Jharkhand’s Rajhara town.
The agency came up with its chargesheet before Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar who asked certain queries from the investigating officer (IO) regarding the final report in which eight accused have been chargesheeted while four have been dropped for want of prosecutable evidence.
The court noted that CBI has not given any “legally admissible logic” for keeping four persons away from the involvement of criminality by merely saying that “no prosecutable evidence could be collected against them during the course of investigation”. “A perusal of the charge sheet also shows that as regard accused No. 1 company i.e. M/s Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd only one Director has been arrayed as an accused while other 4 accused persons (named in FIR) have not been chargesheeted. “ it noted.