Coal Scam: The CBI has filed its final report before a special court in the coal scam case allegedly involving Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, ex-Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Roa and others.
Special Judge Bharat Parashar strongly disagreed to the IO for not filing the report in a proper format and asked him to do this by January 23. The report filed before the court contains CFSL reports, a list of witnesses and their statements recorded by the CBI.
Coal Scam: Court pulled up the CBI to delay in filing the report
The court had earlier pulled up the CBI for the delay in filing the report, saying it was disrupting the trial progress.
The court had permitted CBI’s appeal that it needed to probe the case further in light of certain disclosures made by a chartered accountant Suresh Singhal, who had sought the court’s nod to turn approver. The court had also allowed Singhal’s plea for pardon and ordered eliminating his name from the accused list.
CBI mentioned name of ex-Jharkhand CM Koda in its charge sheet
CBI had alleged that ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, also accused in the case for assisting Jindal groups firms – Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) and Gagan Sponge Iron Private Ltd (GSIPL) — in an allocation of Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand.
While opposing CBI’s claim, all the accused had said there was no evidence which shows the involvement of them in any conspiracy during the coal block allocation process. Even they denied the allegation against them by CBI in its charge sheet.