No probe against DMK minister: UPA

No probe against DMK minister: UPA

Amid reports suggesting Union Minister of State for I& B S Jagathrakshakan's involvement in the coal controversy, the government on Friday rejected the demand to initiate investigation against the DMK leader.

Negating the possibility of expanding the coal probe and bring Jagathrakshakan under the purview of CBI investigation into the issue, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid said: "Somebody must come with allegation that require investigation...somebody must say that this is what has caused under undue influence."

Speaking to media persons on the matter, Khurshid stressed that "somebody should substantiate specific charge that there was undue influence...we can then answer.”
Khurshid further asserted that while levelling allegations, whistle blowers must say the screening committee, entitled to allocate coal blocks was not allowed to do thing objectively and only then can "we admit (it) if we need a further enquiry."

"Somebody should say this was predetermined and the screening committee just came and stamped it. Somebody must make allegation of that nature, take responsibility for it, substantiate with evidence," he said.

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