A New Delhi court today ordered the framing of charges in a coal block case involving the Jindal Group. Special Judge Bharat Parashar ordered that charges dealing with criminal conspiracy, cheating and various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act against former parliamentarian, industrialist and senior congress leader Naveen Jindal, former union minister of state for coal Dasari Narayan Rao and former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda and others.
The court was hearing a case related to the allocation of Jharkhand’s Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block to Jindal Steel and Gagan Sponge. The probe agency said there was sufficient evidence to frame charges against the accused in a case related to the allocation of Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block to Jindal Steel and Gagan Sponge. However, Jindal, Rao, Koda and others have denied the allegations and sought being discharged from the case.