CBI conducts searches at 15 locations in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has today conducted searches at 15 locations in an on-going investigation of a case. The searches include at the premises of then officials of ECL including then two GMs (present & one retired), Manager (Security), Inspector (Security) & Colliery Agent etc. A cash of Rs. 20 lakh (approx.), jewellery & property documents were recovered from the premises of incumbent GM. Property documents, locker key and incriminating documents were recovered from the possession of other accused.

CBI had registered a case on 27.11.2020 against 06 accused and unknown others on the allegations of illegal mining & theft of coal in the leasehold areas of ECL, Asansol and its adjoining private land. It was also alleged that the scam ran into crores of rupees. Searches were earlier conducted at more than 100 places in various States. One private person was earlier arrested during investigation.

Further investigation of the case is continuing.

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