New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's advisor TKA Nair will soon be called by the CBI to record his statement in connection with coal blocks allocation scam case.

CBI sources said the agency will soon call Nair to record his statement as witness in connection with alleged irregularities in the allocations made during 2006 to 2009.

In a related move, CBI has asked former Coal Secretary HC Gupta, who recently resigned as member of Competition Commission of India, to appear before it for questioning as an accused in the case on Thursday.

The agency is likely to question him about the clearances for the allocation of coal blocks given by Screening Committee which was chaired by him on several occasions.

Meanwhile, the agency has recorded the statements of two officials--Vini Mahajan and Ashish Gupta--who were posted in the Prime Minister's Office during 2006 and 2009, the sources said. During that period, the Prime Minister was handling the charge of Coal Ministry.

(Agencies)

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