CBI files final report in coal block case against NPPL

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed final report in a coal block allocation case against Navbharat Power Pvt. Ltd. (NPPL).

The report was filed before Special Judge Bharat Parashar, who posted the matter for June 2 for its consideration.

The case pertains to alleged irregularities in allocation of coal block in Rampia in Odisha to NPPL.

A charge sheet was filed last year against NPPL and its officials for allegedly misrepresenting facts, including inflated net worth, to acquire coal blocks in Rampia and Dip Side of Rampia in Odisha.

The court on November 12 directed CBI to conduct further probe in the matter observing the act of then senior officials of the Ministry of Coal (MoC) in overlooking alleged misrepresentation by NPPL for acquiring coal block, prima facie amounted to criminal misconduct.

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