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Court to consider report against VMPL on May 1

A special court here on Thursday fixed May 1 as the date to consider the final report in a coal block allocation case involving Kolkata-based Vikash Metal and Power Limited (VMPL) and others.

Special Judge Bharat Parashar posted the matter for May 1 for consideration on final report after seeking certain clarifications from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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A supplementary final report in the case pertaining to allocation of Moira and Madhujore (north and south) coal blocks in West Bengal to VMPL was filed before the court by the probe agency on April 7.

A first information report was registered against Vikash Metals and Power Limited and its officials, accusing them of making false claims related to land allocation to get undue advantage in the coal block allocation in September 2012.

The CBI had filed a closure report saying that charges against VMPL or its directors or even against public servants could not be substantiated during the probe.

The court on October 15 last year had refused to accept the closure report and ordered CBI to further investigate the


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