Naveen Jindal granted bail in allocation of coal block case

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A Delhi court on Monday granted bail to industrialist and Congress leader Naveen Jindal and 14 others in a case related to irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block.

Naveen Jindal

Among those getting the relief are Jindal Steel and Power Ltd’s then adviser Anand Goel, Mumbai’s Essar Power 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.

Special Judge Bharat Parashar granted the relief on a personal bond of Rs. one lakh and one surety of the like amount, reported news agency PTI.

The Enforcement Directorate had alleged in its charge-sheet that Jindal’s firm — JSPL — along with others had influenced the screening committee to allot the coal block by investing more than Rs 2 crore in illegal gratification.

The charge-sheet was filed through special public prosecutor NK Matta and advocate Tarannum Cheema.

 

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