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Jul 25, 2019
5:52PM

Coal scam: Delhi court frames charges against Naveen Jindal, others

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Industrialist Naveen Jindal and four other officials of his company have been put on trial by a Delhi court today for allegedly making incorrect claims before the Screening Committee on the allocation of a coal block.

Special judge Bharat Parashar framed charges of cheating and criminal conspiracy against Jindal and four other officials of his company. 

The four officials are Jindal Steel and Power Limited's former director Sushil Maroo, former deputy managing director Anand Goyal, CEO Vikrant Gujral and the company's authorised signatory D N Abrol. The case pertains to the allocation of the Urtan North coal block in Madhya Pradesh.

Jindal is named as accused, along with former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao and ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, in another case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand.

According to the CBI charge sheet in this case, the accused had misrepresented facts in its January 2007 application before the Committee for obtaining the Madhya Pradesh coal block and hence cheated the Coal Ministry to make wrongful gains.

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