CBI tipped off coal companies before raids: Kejriwal
New Delhi: Erstwhile Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal has courted another controversy by alleging that the Central Bureau of Investigating (CBI) had tipped off coal companies before raiding their premises in relation with alleged coal blocks allocation scam.
"Just recd (received) mail from an officer in one of raided cos. They were informed 2 days in advance abt (about) raids and were asked to remove all material," Kejriwal tweeted.
Reacting to Kejriwal’s comments, the probe agency rejected his allegations.
Kejriwal’s reaction comes after the CBI named Congress MP Vijay Darda and 17 senior executives of five private companies in cases registered in connection with the allocation of coal blocks. The CBI sleuths raided 30 sites belonging to them in 11 cities across the country on Tuesday.
The five companies named in the FIR are AMR Iron and Steel, Vini Iron and Steel Udyog, Nav Bharat Power, JLD Yavatmal Energy and JAS Infrastructure Capital. Darda and 17 others have been named as accused, some of them in more than one FIR.