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Coal block allocation scam: CBI files chargesheet against Naveen Jindal, others

LiveMint logoLiveMint 23-05-2017 PTI

New Delhi: Industrialist Naveen Jindal and others were on Tuesday summoned by a special court in New Delhi as accused in a case related to the allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh after it took cognisance of a CBI chargesheet.

Besides Jindal, the others summoned as accused are the company, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL), its former director Sushil Maroo, former deputy MD Anand Goyal and CEO Vikrant Gujral for alleged cheating and criminal conspiracy in the allocation of Urtan North coal block in Madhya Pradesh.

All the accused have to appear before Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar on 4 September.

In its chargesheet, the CBI has alleged that JSPL misrepresented the equipment purchase orders and misled the coal ministry.

Jindal is also facing trial in a case pertaining to the allocation of Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand.

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