Guwahati : The Assam government has decided to hand over the Barak Valley coal scam to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for inquiry.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday directed the Chief Secretary and senior officials of the Home department of the state government to take necessary steps for handing over the inquiry of the coal scam to CBI.
The Assam CM directed this with a view to ensure through and impartial inquiry so that real picture of the coal scam could be unearthed and appropriate actions could be taken against people involved in it.
Sonowal said that as soon as the scam came into light after the arrest of one Abdul Ahad, the state government decided to hand over the case to the CBI for inquiry to ensure an impartial and through investigation.
He further said that the state government has adopted zero tolerance attitude against corruption and put behind bars several corrupt government officials and other people.
“The state government’s fight against corruption would continue unabated,” Sonowal said.
The Assam CM further said that, the government decided to rope in the services of the CBI to inquire the coal scam to ensure that each and every individual involved in it could be apprehended and strong punitive action could be taken.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)