A special CBI court on Friday ordered framing of an additional abetment of bribery charge against Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal in connection with a case of alleged irregularities in the allocation of a coal block in Jharkhand.
Special judge Bharat Parashar will formally frame the charge on August 16 in the case, which pertains to allocation of the Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block to Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) and Gagan Sponge Iron Private Ltd (GSIPL) in 2008.
On April 29, 2016, the special court had ordered framing of charges against Jindal, former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda, former minister of state in the ministry of coal Dasari Narayana Rao, former coal secretary HC Gupta and 11 others for alleged offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating and criminal breach of trust under the IPC, and under sections of Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act in the case. Read More
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