Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, an accused in two coal scam cases, was Wednesday granted exemption from personal appearance till June 30 by a Delhi court on the ground that he will contest the Lok Sabha elections.
Special Judge Bharat Parashar passed the order on an application moved by the accused, who sought exemption on the ground that he “wishes to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election from Kurukshetra parliamentary constituency”.
The application was opposed by the CBI’s senior public prosecutor V K Sharma and advocate Tarannum Cheema, who said his absence may delay the trial. Read more
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