Sarbananda Sonowal decided to hand over the probe of coal scam
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today decided to hand over the probe of coal scam in the Barak Valley to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
This is being done to ensure a thorough and impartial inquiry and appropriate action against the culprits, the release said.
In February this year, the Assam government had announced a CID enquiry into an alleged syndicate of illegal coal trade and smuggling operating in the state.
The opposition Congress has, however, been demanding a CBI enquiry into the scam saying the matter allegedly involved Coal India Ltd and it was beyond the CID's mandate.
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