GUWAHATI, Jan 31 � The anti-corruption wing of the Central Bureau of Investigation, probing the irregularities in the functioning of Coal India Limited, today conducted a search in the Hajo-based house of Nur Mohammad, former managing director of Assam Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation and one of the prime suspects in the case.
Sleuths of CBI, however, could not recover any lead from the search.
Hiren Nath, DIG (CBI) while confirming the development said that the search was conducted as a part of the ongoing investigation.
He further informed that the investigation was heading in the right direction. Till date, no arrest has been made in connection with the case.
The CBI had earlier recovered Rs 47 lakh cash along with 15,000 US dollars from the house of Nabin Singhal, the proprietor of Mahalaxmi Continental Limited, a trading company, in connection with alleged large-scale anomalies in the functioning of Coal India Limited, especially in distribution of coal.
Besides Nur Mohammad and Singhal, Deepa Kumar S, Manager(Marketing), Coal India Limited, is another prime accused.
The case relates to alleged illegal trading indulged in by the Coal India Limited with the help of Singhal, denying the marginal beneficiaries of the State. It is alleged that the illegal distribution of coal both inside and outside the State was rampant for the last few years.
The CBI had registered a case (14/2011) against some officials of the Coal India Limited around a year back.