The tampering of the Records of the Coalgate scam.
The Government doctored portions of the CBI Report for which the Supreme Court of India castigated the CBI , relate to the Coal block allocation made during the tenure of Manmohan Singh in 2006 and 2009.
It is not strange for this is the ‘Honest’ Prime Minister who gave a clean chit to A.Raja for 2 G scam well ahead of the enquiry.
He is also the Man who held ‘Paperless discussions with p.Chidambaram, then finance Minister and A.Raja!
A careful reading of the deleted portions seem to convey the message that there isan attempt to impliacte and expose the Pm,Manmohan Singh
Had people kept quiet on ‘the non existence of mechnaism’, the issue would not have surfaced!
“Notably, most of the changes were made in the PE (preliminary enquiry) No. 2 which dealt with the allocations made during 2006 and 2009 when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was in charge of coal ministry.
“Why was everybody interested in PE 2 only,” is the obvious query of the apex court….
According to advocate and social activist Sudiep Shrivastava, the second PE was launched by the CBI on a CVC reference following complaints made by BJP MPs Prakash Javadekar and Hansraj Ahir, who were interested in exposing the irregularities committed only during 2006 and 2009.
The CBI’s status report on preliminary enquiry (PE) 4 on coal block allocations made during 1993 and 2005 was also altered.
Sinha disclosed in his affidavit that the CBI’s finding that there was no system during 2006 and 2009 regarding allocation of specific weightage/points was deleted by officials from the PMO and coal ministry.
In contrast, both the joint secretary-level officials incorporated a sentence in the final status report on PE 4 highlighting the non-existence of approved guidelines for allocation of coal blocks…
A sentence dealing with the scope of inquiry with respect to legality of allocation even when amendments to the law were in process, was also deleted by the then Minister himself.
Both the drafts of the status report – before and after the doctoring – have been filed in the court in a sealed cover.
If one refers to the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (CAG) report, it is noted that during the period 2006 and 2009, the screening committee made allocations of coal blocks to a particular allotee “in an arbitrary manner and for extraneous considerations”.
The screening committee was to go by minutes of its meetings. “However, there was nothing on record in the said minutes or in other documents on any comparative evaluation of the applicants for a coal block, which was relied upon by the screening committee. Minutes of the committee did not indicate how each one of the applicants for a particular coal block was evaluated,” the CAG states.
This nails the recent statement of TRAI that it has not said anything about new set of Rules to DoT or Finance Ministry.
Is this a leak organised by Pranab Mukherjee after ‘patch up’ with Chidambaram.
Note that these actions on the part of CBI are after Sonia became active.