CBI charge ex-regulator for favours to private firm - source

Fri Jul 1, 2011 6:48pm IST

Related Topics

(This is a replacement for previous stories that have been withdrawn)

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have charged former oil and gas exploration regulator V.K. Sibal with criminal conspiracy and granting undue favours to a private seismic exploration firm, a CBI source said on Friday.

Sibal could not immediately be reached for comment.

The CBI had earlier in the day searched the house of Sibal, a former director general of hydrocarbons, which regulates oil exploration and production, the police source had said.

"A FIR (charge) has been filed against him," the source at the CBI said on condition of anonymity.

"He has been charged with 120B criminal conspiracy and undue favours to a private firm," the source said, referring to the relevant section of the Indian Penal Code.

The case involved certain seismic explorations carried out by the firm in India, the source said.

The source declined to say if Sibal would be arrested.

(Reporting by C.J. Kuncheria; Editing by Jo Winterbottom)

FILED UNDER:
  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

DEFENCE

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Canonisation

Canonisation

Pope declares sainthood of two Indians, four Italians.  Full Article 

Stake Sale Strike

Stake Sale Strike

Coal India trade unions call off strike in victory for Modi.  Full Article 

Arms Purchase

Arms Purchase

India approves $2.6 bln mounted gun purchase - official.  Full Article 

Interview with Bulgari CEO

Interview: Bulgari CEO

Bulgari CEO: we shouldn’t have left India so we’re back  Full Article 

Formula One

Formula One

Hamilton takes second F1 title in style.  Full Article 

Available For Remake

Available For Remake

Bollywood finally wants to pay the price for remakes  Full Article 

Davis Cup

Davis Cup

Vintage Federer seals first Davis Cup for Switzerland.  Full Article 

Movie Review

Movie Review

"Happy Ending" is old wine in an older bottle  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device  Full Coverage