Naveen Jindal, former Director of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd’s (JSPL) Sushil Maroo, former Deputy MD Anand Goyal and CEO Vikrant Gujral have been granted bail in the coal scam case by a special court.
In 2014, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) had started its proceedings on the complaints made by the two ministers.
CBI has now registered a fresh cases in the ongoing investigation in the coal scam against Monnet Ispat and Energy Limited, the criminal conspiracy case has been registered as the company was allotted Gare Palma block by the 10th screening committee.
The agency has also filed charge sheet against Naveen Jindal and five others, for allegedly cheating the government by misrepresenting facts to bag the Madhya Pradesh-based Urtan North coal block. They have been summoned to appear in the court as accused on September 4
“Dishonest misrepresentation” was made by the convicted persons before the screening committee “even before” Singh approved these recommendations, the court observed.
The case relates to alleged irregularities in the allocation of Thesgora-B/ Rudrapuri coal block in Madhya Pradesh to Kamal Sponge Steel & Power Ltd.
A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India showed inefficient and possibly illegal allocation of coal blocks between 2004 and 2009.
Coal scam verdict: Besides the jail term, the court also imposed a fine of Rs one lakh on the three government officials convicted.
The special court on Friday had convicted Gupta, former Joint Secretary in Coal Ministry, K S Kropha and former Director, Coal Ministry K C Samria.
The case relates to alleged irregularities in allocation of Thesgora-B/Rudrapuri coal block in Madhya Pradesh to Kamal Sponge Steel & Power Ltd.
A Delhi Court has convicted Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and two serving senior officials for irregularities in the allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh to a private firm.
Coal Scam: The CBI court will pronounce the order on quantum of sentence on May 22.
Officials said the agency searched various premises of the firm in Delhi, Haryana and Chhattisgarh under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as part of its investigations.
On December 7 last year, the court had ordered handing over of original visitors’ diary of the official residence of ex-CBI director to Sharma-led panel.
In one case, the complaint alleges, where closure was reported to the Supreme Court, the case was re-opened when the director of the company being investigated refused to pay a bribe.