Coal scam: Special CBI court summons Naveen Jindal, others
The court took cognizance of the charge sheet filed by the CBI against Naveen Jindal and Jindal Streel and Power
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New Delhi: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Tuesday issued summons to Naveen Jindal, chairman and managing director of Jindal Streel and Power Ltd (JSPL) and others in a case related to alleged irregularities in the allocation of Urtan North coal block in Madhya Pradesh.
Special judge Bharat Parashar also took cognizance of the charge sheet filed by the central investigating agency against Jindal and the company.
The other accused in this case include JSPL, Vikrant Gujral, vice chairman & chief executive officer of JSPL, Anand Goel, chief advisor, Sushil Maroo, former deputy managing director and D.N. Abrol, authorised signatory of the company.
The accused have been charge-sheeted for offences under Section-120 B (criminal conspiracy) and Section-420 (cheating)of the Indian Penal Code, 1960.
“We have just come to know about filing of a charge sheet regarding the coal block allotted to the company. We are yet to receive and peruse through the copy of the charge sheet. The company and its officials extended full cooperation to the investigative agency, and provided all facts regarding the allotment,” a JSPL spokesperson said.
“The true facts, in knowledge of the investigative authorities along with supporting documents appear to have been ignored, in order to build a pre-meditated, false, baseless and malicious case against the company,” he added.
The case will be heard next on 4 September.