CBI has chargesheeted against 15 accused of Coal scam - RNews1 Network

CBI has chargesheeted against 15 accused of Coal scam

Naveen Jindal , Central Bureau of Investigation, Coal Block Allocation Scam, Coal Scam, CBI, JPCL
New Delhi : CBI on Wednesday filed the charge-sheet against Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal and 14 others in coal block allocation at Amarkonda Murgadangal (Jharkhand) case. Five companies, including Jindal Steel and Power Ltd and Jindal Realty Pvt Ltd, also named as accused in the CBI charge sheet.

CBI has chargesheeted these 15 accused for the alleged offences punishable under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) read with 420 (cheating) under the IPC and under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Among Naveen Jindal, ex-Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and 12 others were on charge-sheeted by CBI in connection with Coal block allocation scam, which allotted in 2008. The charge sheet was filed before Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar who will take it up for consideration tomorrow.

Besides them, former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and five firms, including Jindal Steel and Power Ltd and Jindal Realty Pvt Ltd, have also been chargesheeted in the case for alleged offences under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) read with 420 (cheating) of IPC and under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The case pertains to alleged irregularities in allocation of Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand's Birbhum district in 2008 to Jindal Group firms Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) and Gagan Sponge Iron Pvt Ltd (GSIPL). Six other individuals named as accused in the CBI charge sheet are Gyan Swaroop Garg, Suresh Singhal, Rajeev Jain, Girish Kumar Suneja, R K Saraf and K Ramakrishna Prasad.

Besides the 10 individuals, the firms chargesheeted in the case are JSPL, Jindal Realty Pvt Ltd, Gagan Infraenergy Ltd, New Delhi Exim Pvt Ltd and Soubhagya Media Ltd.




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