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Assam govt announces CID inquiry into illegal coal trade

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The government today announced a CID inquiry into illegal coal trade and in the state.

Parliamentary Affairs Chandra Mohan Patowary, replying on behalf of the home minister, made the announcement in the state Assembly here, and said the government was determined to root out corruption.

of Opposition Debabrata Saikia (Congress) demanded a CBI enquiry into the coal scam, as the matter allegedly involved a mining behemoth and the matter was beyond the mandate of the state CID.

The also informed the House that 184 corruption-related arrests, including those in the 'cash-for-job' scam of Public Service Commission (APSC), have been made since the BJP-led state government came to power in the state on May 24, 2016.

Stating that the of had given sanction to prosecute incarcerated then-of APSC Rakesh Paul, he said the chargesheet in the case will be submitted soon.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 23:25 IST