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SC Inquires CBI on Progress Status in Coal Scam Probe

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Khushi Gupta

Published on: May 13, 2022 at 16:18 IST

The Supreme Court asked the Central Bureau of Investigation Status Report of its Probe into the 10-year-old UPA-Era Coal Scam Cases and Manipur Extra-judicial Killing Cases, in which the Court had in 2017 ordered the Central Agency to Probe the incidents.

A Bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices J K Maheshwari and Hima Kohli asked Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, who was seeking permission for parent cadre repatriation of certain Central Bureau of Investigation Officials engaged in the Coal Scam Cases, as to why the investigations have not been completed even after a decade and directed the agency to file a Status Report by July 15.

In the Manipur Extra-Judicial Killing Case, Bhati was making a similar request for repatriation to the parent cadre of certain Central Bureau of Investigation Officers, who are part of the Central Bureau of Investigation Team Probing the Cases.

Bhati refuted the allegation and said that the Central Bureau of Investigation has completed investigations into 42 Cases and filed Prosecution complaints in 39 Cases.

On July 14, 2017, the Bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and U U Lalit had directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to investigate the Alleged Extra-Judicial killings by the armed forces and the Manipur Police in the Insurgency-hit North-Eastern State, which shared a border with Myanmar.

The Bench had asked the Central Bureau of Investigation Director to appoint a team of officers to conduct the probe into the alleged killings.