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CBI raids cement company in Madhya Pradesh in coal scam

BHOPAL: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday registered case against the promoters of a Madhya Pradesh based cement company - Revati Cement - in connection with alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks to it and carried out simultaneous raids on their official and residential premises at Indore and Satna district.

FIR has been registered against Revati Cement promoters Umesh Shara and Kailash Shara, along with company's director Chinmay Palekar. This is the 23rd FIR in the case related to allocation of coal blocks, CBI spokesperson told TOI.

Besides charging the company authorities with criminal conspiracy and criminal misconduct, CBI has also booked the members of 36th Screening Committee of the government and unknown others for allocating the Thesgora B/ Rudrapuri coal block to the company.

The government officials have been charged with abusing their official positions.