New Delhi: Trouble of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may increase as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will hold a preliminary probe into the controversial allotment of coal fields to private companies during 2006 -09, when the prime minister was in-charge of the Coal Ministry.
According to the reports, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has forwarded the case to CBI for investigating the alleged irregularities in coal block allocation process and it will complete its preliminary probe by August.
As per the reports, the development came after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Prakash Javadekar filed a complaint.
Javadekar, who is satisfied with this step, said that the CVC has taken the right decision to handover the case to the CBI and after the probe everything will be clear.
Team Anna targeted Manmohan and other ministers including external affairs minister S M Krishna and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee by asking investigations against them in the matter of corruption.
Based on a leaked Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report, the Team Anna said that the Coal Ministry, which was under the responsibility of the Prime Minister, had involved in allocation of 155 coal blocks to as many as 100 private and state-run companies without auction that had caused the exchequer a loss of INR 10,600 billion (INR 10.6 lakh crore).
However the government had denied figures quoted in the leaked report and said that there was no final report from the auditor.