The CBI has closed its Preliminary Enquiry (PE) in a coal block allocation case against Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) in which it had “examined” former prime minister Manmohan Singh last year, highly placed sources told The Indian Express.

Sources confirmed that the CBI and the Chief Vigilance Commissioner’s office have separately informed the Supreme Court, which is hearing a clutch of cases related to coal block allocations during the previous UPA government, about the agency’s decision to close the PE. Read more