NEW DELHI: The CBI, which is probing the `1.86 lakh crore coal scam, registered a fresh FIR on Friday against Nagpur based Jayaswal Neco Industries and unknown public servants for allegedly mining coal in excess of the prescribed limit and diverting it for the Captive Power Plant (CPP) in violation of the lease agreement.
CBI officials said searches were conducted at four locations at Nagpur, Maharashtra, and Raipur & Raigarh Districts in Chhattisgarh.
They said the case against the Jayaswal Neco has been registered for alleged criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and under provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act. The case is the outcome of a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) registered on September 26, 2012. The agency, till now, has registered a total of 20 FIRs in coal blocks allocations. It was alleged that Gare Palma IV coal block in Raigarh was allocated to the company for their sponge iron plant (SIP) clearly stipulating inter-alia that the company will wash the coal in a washery to a 20 per cent ash level and the middling produced will be used in the sponge iron plant.
However, the Company resorted to excess mining of nearly 5.6 lakh MT coal from 2007-08 & onwards and used it for the Captive Power Plant (CPP) in violation of the lease agreement.