CBI is likely to grill Vijay Darda in Coal block allocation case. According to agency sources, a team of CBI sleuths have raided premises of mining baron Manoj Jayaswal's residence. He is a senior executive of he Abhijeet Group.
On Tuesday, the agency had registered five cases against five companies for alleged criminal conspiracy and misrepresentation of facts and named Congress MP Vijay Darda in one of the cases. His brother Rajendra, a minister in Maharashtra, and son Devendra have also been named in FIRs.
Darda's name figures in the case against JLD Yavatmal Energy Limited which got Fatehpur East Coal Block in Chhattisgarh by allegedly misrepresentation facts on the eligibility conditions.
Inside sources also claimed that CBI is likely to register cases against six more companies in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks. CBI sources said six companies have come under scanner of the agency for alleged cheating and suppression of facts and the cases may be registered in a month's time.
They said the agency's teams, which have returned here after carrying out a probe across 30 locations in 10 cities, are now evaluating the evidence collected by them. The agency would soon write to Enforcement Directorate seeking its help in the probe into alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks.
They said agency is taking help of the the Income Tax department and Financial Intelligence Unit and it may also write to ED to seek its help in the case. They said that after the evaluation of evidence, the
agency will start calling the accused persons for questioning and recording their statement.