Assam Govt decides to hand over Barak valley coal scam to CBI

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GUWAHATI, July 15: BJP-led Assam government has decided to hand over the Barak Valley coal scam to the Central Bureau of Investigation for inquiry.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the Chief Secretary and senior officials of the Home Department of Government of Assam to take necessary steps for handing over the inquiry of the coal scam to CBI.
The CM directed to ensure thorough and impartial inquiry so that real picture of the coal scam could be unearthed and appropriate actions could be taken against people involved in it.
The CM in his statement said that as soon as the scam came into light after the arrest of one Abdul Ahad, the state government decided to hand over the case to the CBI for the inquiry to ensure an impartial and thorough investigation.
He further said that the state government has adopted zero tolerance attitude against
corruption and put behind bars several corrupt government officials and other people.
Adding that government’s fight against corruption would continue unabated, the CM said that the government decided to rope in the services of the CBI to inquire the coal scam to ensure that each and every individual involved in it could be apprehended and strong action could be taken. (Agencies)