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Enforcement Directorate case against coal-giant official

An FIR against eight persons, including P.K. Dubey, former general manager for the Bastacolla area of BCCL
Coal accumulated at the port

Our Correspondent   |   Ranchi   |   Published 08.03.20, 10:14 AM

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday registered an FIR against eight persons, including P.K. Dubey, former general manager for the Bastacolla area of Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), Dhanbad, for alleged money laundering.

The case was registered on the basis of the FIR registered on January 3 last year by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against the eight for allegedly having assets disproportionate to income.

The CBI FIR alleged that Dubey along with his juniors including assistant general manager A.K. Jha, area survey officer M.K. Singh, project officer B.K. Jha, two colliery managers and a colliery survey officer of Kuiya Open Cast Project entered into criminal conspiracy with Rahul Singh of M/s AT-Libra BPL (JV), Dhanbad, and other unknown persons from 2015-18 to cheat the BCCL. The FIR accused them of showing — by making false entries in measurement books, records and bills — excess removal of overburden of 35,30,769 cubic metres and making illegal payment of Rs 22.16 crore to AT-Libra .

“Money laundering works through elaborate financial transactions. Our work is to identify the launderers,” an ED official said, confirming the FIR.

Dubey is part of the Jharia rehabilitation project of the coal giant now.

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