Coal scam: CBI submits affidavit in Supreme Court

The CBI has filed the affidavit in the Supreme Court and said that the consent of the West Bengal Government is not required for this probe and that it has full power to probe the coal mining scam. The CBI has filed the affidavit in response to the plea filed by a key accused Anup Majhi against the Calcutta High Court order sanctioning CBI Probe into the illegal Coal Mining scam in West Bengal without concern. The coal bearing areas are spread across various states in the Country so it is imperative that a larger conspiracy and the inter-state dimension should be thoroughly probed.