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Delhi court summons Naveen Jindal, 14 others as accused in coal scam case

The case, filed under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act pertains to the allocation of the Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand

Naveen Jindal  |  Pmla  |  Essar Power

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Naveen Jindal, Group Chairman, Jindal Steel & Power
Naveen Jindal, Group Chairman, Jindal Steel & Power

A Delhi court on Tuesday summoned industrialist and Congress leader and 14 others for alleged money laundering in a case pertaining to irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block.

Special Judge Bharat Parashar directed the accused persons to appear before the court on October 15.

Besides Jindal, those summoned as accused include Jindal Steel and Power Ltd's then adviser Anand Goel, Mumbai's Ltd's Executive Vice-Chairman Sushil Kumar Maroo, Nihar Stocks Ltd's Director BSN Suryanarayan, Mumbai-based KE International's Chief Financial Officer Rajeev Aggarwal and Gurgaon-based Green Infra's Vice-President Siddharth Madra.

Those arrayed as accused also include K Ramakrishna Prasad, Rajiv Jain and Gyan Swaroop Garg.

Besides the individuals, the court also summoned as accused six companies -- JSPL, Gagan Sponge Iron Ltd, Jindal Realty Pvt Ltd, New Delhi Exim Pvt Ltd, Sowbhagya Media Ltd and Nihar Stocks Ltd.

In its charge sheet filed through special public prosecutor N K Matta and advocate Tarannum Cheema, the ED alleged that Jindal's firm along with others had influenced the screening committee to allot the coal block by investing more than Rs two crore in illegal gratification.

The case, filed under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) pertains to the allocation of the Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand.

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First Published: Tue, August 14 2018. 16:41 IST