Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, ex-minister of state for coal Dasari Narayan Rao, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and 12 others were chargesheeted today by the CBI before a special court in a coal blocks allocation scam case. Besides them, former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and five firms, including Jindal Steel and Power and Jindal Realty Pvt Ltd, have also been chargesheeted as accused in the case.
The case pertains to alleged irregularities in allocation of Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Birbhum in Jharkhand in 2008. 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.The charge sheet was filed before Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar who will take it up for consideration tomorrow. CBI had earlier registered a case against Dasari Narayan Rao, Naveen Jindal and others for alleged cheating, graft and criminal misconduct in the coal block allocation.