HC refuses CBI probe into coal scam
“At this stage, direction for CBI probe is not necessary”, the Bench ordered and wanted a thorough investigation by vigilance, the anti-corruption wing of the police.
The Bench emphasized that vigilance should take up the case, take appropriate coercive steps against the accused persons (involved in the scam).
Earlier, a PIL filed by petitioner Nishikant Mishra alleged the involvement of many big wigs in massive corruption, as Orissa Small Industries Corporation (OSIC) and Orissa Consumers Co-operative Federation (OCCF) got mired in controversies.
The state urban development minister Badri Narayan Patra and school and mass education minister Pratap Jena were alleged to have been involved in the irregularities while heading the OSIC in the on different occasions.