MP Darda, 3 others summoned by court

During the proceedings, the CBI sought more time to file a reply on the plea filed by AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd seeking monitoring of the ongoing CBI probe in the case.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 8, 2014 3:08 am

A Delhi court has summoned Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda and three others while taking cognizance of the chargesheet filed against them by the CBI in a case pertaining to allocation of coal blocks.

Special CBI judge Madhu Jain summoned Darda, his son Devendra Darda, Nagpur-based AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd and its Director Manoj Jayaswal for May 23.

They were named as accused in the chargesheet filed by the CBI on March 27 in which it had alleged they had fraudulently acquired the coal blocks. They were chargesheeted for offences under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) read with 420 (cheating) of the IPC and under the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act.

During the proceedings, the CBI sought more time to file a reply on the plea filed by AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd seeking monitoring of the ongoing CBI probe in the case.

In its plea filed through advocate Vijay Aggarwal, AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd had claimed that the CBI has not probed the matter properly and the chargesheet was filed on the basis of “biased investigation.”

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