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Petitioning Minister, Human Resource Development, India Shri Kapil Sibal and 8 others

CBI: Take Action in Rs. 28.7 Crore Coal India Ltd. Scam at IIT Kharagpur

Letter number 5686/PE0102007A0001 dated 28th September 2007 from CBI to Director, IIT Kharagpur referring to CBI Case No. PE0102007A0001 details how three professors of IIT Kharagpur colluded in a Rs. 28.7 Crore scam under the pretext of developing a software named COALNET for Coal India Ltd.

The Letter goes on to recommend major penalty against two of the professors and minor penalty against the third professor.

Still, no action whatsoever has been taken and the professors continue to enjoy privileges at IIT Kharagpur with one of them being promoted to the post of Dean.

1. Document 1 below shows that CBI recommended action against the three professors of IIT Kharagpur:

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2. Documents 2 and 3 below give the list of accused persons and some more details:

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3. Documents 4 and 5 give the charges and some more details:

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This petition was delivered to:
  • Minister, Human Resource Development, India
    Shri Kapil Sibal
  • Director, IIT Kharagpur, India
    Shri Damodar Acharya
  • Registrar - on Lien, IIT Kharagpur, India
    Shri D Gunasekaran
  • Registrar - Officiating, IIT Kharagpur, India
    Shri T K Ghosal
  • Joint Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, India
    Shri Amit Khare
  • Professor, IIT Kharagpur
    Shri Rabindra Nath Banerjee
  • Professor, IIT Kharagpur
    Shri Anil Kumar Bhowmick
  • Dean (Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy), IIT Kharagpur, India
    Shri Partha Pratim Chakrabarti
  • Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Kolkata, India
    Deputy Inspector General of Police

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