Mafia exists in the coal ministry: Ex-Secretary Parakh had told PM in letter

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 October 2013, 10:48 AM

In a new revelation, letters written between former Coal Secretary PC Parakh and former Coal Minister Shibu Soren have come to light, in which Parakh takes on his minister as Soren attempts to get him transferred out of the coal ministry.

"I am sorry to say that MPs who swear to uphold the Constitution can with impunity indulge in blackmailing civil servants and senior executives of PSUs to meet their personal ends. It is unfortunate that the country has no institutional mechanism to stop such misconduct on the part of lawmakers," Parakh wrote.

The former Coal Secretary also revealed, "There is large-scale black marketing and generation of black money through patronage of coal mafia in the current system of marketing of coal."

Industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, then Coal Secretary Parakh and others have been booked for their involvement in the allocation of two coal blocks in Odisha eight years ago.

First Published: Friday, October 25, 2013 10:38 AM
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