New Delhi: The coal scam is set to get more embarrassing for the government as the CBI has filed two preliminary enquiries to investigate the missing files in the coal block allocation, a move which was avoided by the government for the months. The results of the enquiries, if reveals uncomfortable detail, may lead right up to the doorstep of The Prime Minster Office. “Our duty is too defend the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh but every action by the CBI should not be read as an attempt to protect him. The procedure is being followed,” said External Affairs Minster Salman Khurshid. Sources in the CBI have told CNN-IBN that it is impossible to proceed the investigation without these missing files. 13 FIRs have been filed but there has been no chargesheet and no arrest as of now. The files are so crucial that the sources are referring to them as ‘the mother files’. They are being referred as ‘mother files’ because these files have minutes of the crucial 35th screening committee meet. It also has the final report from the financial expert from Coal India Ltd on the eligibility of the companies who have been allocated the coal blocks. The files reveal details of the Coal Ministry’s discussion on the financial strength of each applicant with a Coal India Ltd expert.

Without these files the CBI is not able to draw a procedure which was was used to distribute coal blocks and the companies, who have been allocated coal blocks were deserving candidates or not. “The CBI is not filing an FIR, so that there can’t be a through investigation in the case. The two PILs doesn’t give any convincing answers, said Nirmala Sitaraman, BJP Spokesperson. The missing documents also include a letter written by Congress MP Vijay Darda, who is alleged of making recommendations. The missing files will unravel a larger picture that how did the companies, which now have FIRs against them get lucrative coal blocks and who recommended them despite their shortcomings. These missing files will expose that how India’s natural wealth was sold cheap.

Courtesy: IBN Live