29 April, New Delhi
CBI has filed a chargesheet against Congress leader Naveen Jindal, former Minister of State for Coal, Dasari Narayan Rao, ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and 12 others in a coal block allocation scam case.
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 and Gagan Sponge Iron Private Limited.
Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar, before whom the chargesheet was filed by public prosecutor V K Sharma, in New Delhi Wednesday said, it would be taken up for consideration tomorrow.
In its FIR lodged in the case, CBI had alleged that Jindal group was shown favour by the Jharkhand Government which had dropped other firms from its recommendation for allocation of coal block in the state.