The court has now fixed the matter for consideration of CBI’s closure report filed in the case for December 12.
The special court also asked if the officials of the PMO were examined in the case.
Special CBI judge directed the investigating officer to further probe the matter and file a progress report in the court.
The ordinance to facilitate e-auction of coal blocks to private firms for captive use is intended to clean up the mess that has crippled the sector and contributed to the UPA’s defeat in the summer elections.
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“A key need for the ordinance was to ensure proper transfer of land from the existing owner to the successful bidder,” Jaitley said.
A rose by any other name is still a rose; an illogical act by any other name is still an illogical act.
The case was transferred to the court of special CBI judge Bharat Parashar, who is exclusively dealing with the cases of coal scam.
Spares four allotments, gives CIL six months to take over blocks, imposes additional levy of Rs 295 per metric ton.
The chargesheet was filed on March 27 this year against the Dardas and AMR director Manoj Jayaswal.
The apex court will pronounce its verdict at 2 PM on blocks whose allocation was declared illegal by it.
Sinha pleaded that continuance of this case even for a single day would cause more public harm and would affect 2G cases.
SC asked the CBI not to take any final decision on any case after serious allegations against its Director Ranjit Sinha.
The FIR in the case was lodged after a preliminary enquiry was initiated by CBI on a reference by CVC.
Rai claimed that Cong leaders had sought to apply pressure on him to keen the PM’s name out of audit reports.