In its 40th FIR in the coal blocks allocation scam, the CBI on Wednesday registered a case against private firm M/s B S Ispat, its director Mohan Agarwal and others in connection with the allocation of the Marki Mangli-I coal block in Maharashtra to it.
The case has been registered under IPC sections of criminal conspiracy and cheating. The Prevention of Corruption Act has not been applied in the case as there is no evidence of any wrongdoing by public servants in the case, CBI sources said.
According to the CBI, the Nagpur-based private firm had allegedly submitted false information on existence of the company while submitting the application, and also during processing of the application, for allocation of the coal block. The false information was allegedly submitted by its director.