"The PM cleared the decision, he is the third conspirator. He is the final decision-maker," said Parakh.
On Tuesday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed its fourteenth First Information Report (FIR) in connection with the coal scam where it named Parakh and Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla.
According to reports, the CBI is conducting searches in Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai in connection to the case.
The Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on coal block allocation estimated a loss of Rs 1.86 lakh crore to the national exchequer owing to irregular allocations.
The CAG named 25 private companies as beneficiaries of coal block allocations in various states. They included companies like Essar Power, Hindalco, Tata Power, Tata Steel and Jindal Steel and Power Ltd.
--IBNS (Posted on 16-10-2013)