Important Questions to be Answered by CBI/ PMO on
Coal Scamas disclosed in the bookCrusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and Other Truthswritten by PC Parakh, former Coal Secretary
1. Did P Chidambaram and Salman Khurshid misled the nation in Parliament on CAG Report of Coal Scam (page-110)?
2. Why didn't CBI name Prime Minister in coal FIR? Will CBI include Prime Minister in the FIR now after the disclosure of facts in the book.
3. Why CBI is not including the name of Dr Manmohan Singh as accusedin the FIRs of Coal Scam?
4. Why Ranjit Sinha, Director CBI, is not doing the fair investigation in Coal Scam, as alleged by PC Parakh in his book?
5. Is Ranjit Sinha, working under political pressure and trying to save the skin of prime political accused?
6. Why CBI is not investigating on those documents which speak well about the nexus of Politicians & Coal Mafia but concealing the facts by digging only those documents which are of no use?
7. Has CBI filed false Affidavit in Hon'ble Supreme Court in Coal Scam to safeguard the interests of some beneficiaries?
8. If Director CBI is not doing the proper investigation, can he himself be prosecuted for Criminal Misconduct and Abuse of Official Position?
9. Who tried to stop the Open Bidding System and what were their motives, desipite the proposal for calling the Bids, was sent to PMO?
10. Why PM was silent on calling the Bids for Coal Blocks, despite he cleared it earlier?
11. Why Naveen Jindal and other MPs opposed the Open Bidding System of Coal Blocks?
12. Why Shibu Soren did his best to stop the E-Auction of Coal Blocks?
13. To supresss the bidding of Coal Blocks, was a Conspiracy hatached by the politicians by delaying the appointment of Shashi Kumar as CMD of Coal India Ltd (CIL), as he was known for his honesty?
14. How much Black Money is involved in whole Coalgate Scam?
15. Why Mamta Banerjee forced the Coal?
In 2012, a controversy over allocation of coal blocks to private companies rocked the country. The government's finance watchdog—the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)—found that the government had picked favourites and avoided open and competitive bidding which would have generated far more revenue for a cash-starved state. The CAG concluded that India had lost ` 1.86 lakh crore (over $ 30 billion) in the process, all of which went to the private companies. It was the biggest recorded scam in the history of India.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India's premier investigation agency, then filed an FIR against the top officer in the coal ministry—Secretary PC Parakh and industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla. Parakh had by then earned a fine reputation for ability and integrity in over three decades as a civil servant. His stint as the top bureaucrat in the coal ministry was his last posting in a sterling career. The FIR outraged the civil services and corporate India and was widely condemned by the intelligentsia of the country.
The book isn't just about the coal scam. It is also about working with some of the biggest Indian politicians, starting with chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh. It is about life in the coal ministry with Mamata Banerjee, Shibu Soren and Dr. Manmohan Singh, who was also the Prime Minister. It is about the lessons learnt before Parakh met any of these dignitaries. It is an account that startles with never-before revealed information.