The CBI will soon file criminal charges against former Union coal secretary Harish Chandra Gupta, former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, and former Jharkhand chief secretary AK Basu. This is CBI’s first action against retired senior government officials in the ‘coalgate’ scam.
Gupta and Basu will be the first government officials to be charged in the coalgate scam by the CBI.
Sources in the agency said that CBI Director Ranjit Sinha had also recommended departmental action against a joint secretary – level officer in the mines ministry on charges of irregularities and criminal conspiracy in allocation of coal blocks in Jharkhand.
The charge sheet will be filed in a court soon, they said.