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Coal scam: Special Central Bureau Investigation Court acquits former Coal Secretary Gupta

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On Thursday, a special CBI Court acquitted Ex-Coal Secretary HC Gupta & a Delhi-based firm Pushp Steel & Mining Pvt Ltd (PSMPL) in an alleged coal scam case pertaining to the allocation of ‘Brahmapuri coal block’ situated in Madhya Pradesh. Special CBI judge Bharat Parashar while passing Judgement clearly mentioned that prosecution has been miserably failed […]

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Court convicts Gondwana Ispat, director: Coal scam

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A special court here today held Gondwana Ispat Ltd and its director guilty of cheating and criminal conspiracy to get a coal block in Maharashtra allocated to it. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar, who was appointed exclusively to deal with the coal scam cases, directed that the firm’s director Ashok Daga be taken into custody. […]

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Coal scam: Supply documents to Jindal and others

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A special court on Monday directed the CBI to hand over some documents filed along with the charge sheet to industrialist Naveen Jindal and others in a coal scam case against them.Special Judge Bharat Parashar passed the direction after the accused informed the court that they had not received certain papers which the agency had filed with its final […]

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Coal scam: HC stays sentence, Rs 25L fine on Madhu Koda

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The Delhi High Court today stayed a trial court order awarding three-year jail term to former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda in a coal scam case till January 22, by when it has also sought response of the CBI on his appeal challenging the conviction and sentence. Justice Anu Malhotra also stayed the order imposing […]

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Coalscam: Docs supplied to Jindal and others, CBI tells court

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The CBI today told a special court that it has handed over various documents filed along with the charge sheet to industrialist Naveen Jindal and others in a coal scam case against them regarding the allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh. Special Judge Bharat Parashar was hearing a matter pertaining to the allocation […]

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Coal scam: Court grants bail to ex-Coal Secretary, others

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Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta was today granted bail by a special court here in connection with a case related to alleged irregularities in allocation of a Chhattisgarh-based coal block to SKS Ispat and Power Ltd (SIPL). Besides Gupta, who is already facing prosecution in over seven cases related to the coal scam, the […]

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Coal scam:SC verdict tomorrow on report indicting ex-CBI chief

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The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its order tomorrow on the action to be taken on a report of its panel which has held that prima facie there was an attempt to influence investigation in the coal block allocation scam cases by former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha. A special bench headed by Justice M […]

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Coal scam: Final arguments against ex-Coal Secy over

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The final arguments in a coal scam case against former coal secretary H C Gupta and five others, relating to alleged irregularities in allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh to an accused firm, was concluded today before a special court. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar concluded hearing the arguments in a case filed […]

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Coal scam: Court lets Naveen Jindal travel abroad

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Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, an accused in a coal block allocation scam case along with 14 others, has been allowed by a special court to travel abroad for business purposes. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar allowed the plea filed by Jindal seeking the court’s permission to visit Oman, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and […]

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Coal scam:Court frames charges against Ex-MP Vijay Darda, ors

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Former Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda, ex-Coal Secretary H C Gupta and five others were today put on trial by a special court in a coal scam case relating to alleged irregularities in the allocation of a coal block in Chhattisgarh. The court also framed charges against two senior public servants K S Kropha and […]

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Coal scam: Court dismisses plea to make Soren, Rao accused

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A special court today dismissed with cost the plea of a firm facing prosecution in a coal scam case to summon former Coal Minister Shibu Soren and then Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayana Rao, as additional accused in a matter pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of a Chhattisgarh coal block. Special CBI […]

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Coal scam: Court to hear Javadekar’s plea on Nov 5

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A special court today said it would need some time to analyse the objections filed by Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Hansraj Ahir against CBI’s move to close a coal scam case, allegedly involving Prakash Industries Ltd (PIL) and others. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar fixed the case for hearing on November 5 when it […]

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Coal scam: Court lets Naveen Jindal travel abroad

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Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, accused in a coal block allocation scam case along with 14 others, was today allowed by a special court to travel abroad later this month for business purposes. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar allowed the plea filed by Jindal seeking the court’s permission to visit China from October 22 […]

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Coal scam: 2 Union Ministers oppose CBI move to close case

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Two Union Ministers, Prakash Javadekar and Hansraj Ahir, today protested in a special court against CBI’s move to close a coal allocation case, allegedly involving Prakash Industries Ltd (PIL) and others, in which he was the complainant. The plea was jointly filed by Javadekar, Human Resource Development Minister and Ahir, the Minister of State in […]

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Coal scam case against Jindal: CBI files probe report

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CBI today filed a report on its further probe in a coal scam case involving Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, ex-Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao, ex-Coal Secretary H C Gupta and others. The report filed before Special Judge Bharat Parashar in a sealed cover included statements of certain persons recorded during […]

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Coal scam: Delhi HC extends bail of RSPL officials

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Delhi High Court today extended the bail granted to three top Rathi Steel and Power Ltd (RSPL) officials who were sentenced to varying jail terms in a coal block allocation scam case. Justice Mukta Gupta extended the relief given to RSPL’s 34-year-old Chief Executive Officer Udit Rathi, 60-year-old Managing Director Pradeep Rathi and 35-year-old AGM […]

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Coal scam: SC panel indicts ex-CBI chief Ranjit Sinha

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Former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha has been indicted by a Supreme Court-appointed panel which has held that prima facie there was an attempt to influence investigation into the coal block allocation scam. The court also pulled up CBI for its sluggish probe in the coal scam that had taken place during the UPA government’s tenure […]

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Coal scam:CBI to make accused approver ag’st Jindal

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The CBI today gave its nod before a special court here to make an employee of Jindal Group an approver in a coal scam case involving industrialist Naveen Jindal of the group and others as accused. Jindal, former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao, ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and 12 others are […]

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Coal scam: Court orders supply of statement of accused to CBI

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A special court today said copy of statement of Jindal Group’s chartered accountant, who is an accused and has sought to turn approver in a coal scam case involving industrialist Naveen Jindal and others, be supplied to the CBI for rendering assistance on the issue. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar, however, clarified that the issue […]

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Coal scam: Rungtas move Delhi HC against conviction, CBI reply sought

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Delhi High Court today sought the response of CBI on the appeals filed by Directors of Jharkhand Ispat Pvt Ltd (JIPL), R S Rungta and R C Rungta, challenging their conviction and the four-year sentence awarded to them in a coal scam case. Justice Siddharth Mridul issued notice to CBI and asked the agency to […]

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Coal scam: Accused seeks joint trial of 3 cases

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A businessman, facing prosecution in three separate coal block allocation scam cases, has approached a special court seeking joint trial in all of them saying the FIRs were “closely knitted” and the alleged offences pertained to same transaction. Businessman Manoj Kumar Jayaswal is accused in three cases pertaining to the alleged irregularities in allocation of […]

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Coal: Panel probing ex-CBI chief gives report to SC

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Supreme Court today received an initial report of the panel appointed by it to probe the alleged scuttling of probe into the coal block allocation scam by then CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, whose meetings with accused persons have been held as “completely inappropriate”. A bench headed by Justice M B Lokur declined to make the report […]

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Coal scam: Court to pronounce jail term of Rungtas on April 4

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A special court on Thursday reserved for April 4 its order on the quantum of punishment for Jharkhand Ispat Private Limited (JIPL) and its two directors in a coal block case after the CBI sought maximum jail term for the convicts. While arguing before special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar, the CBI said the convicts — […]

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First verdict in Coal scam: Firm, directors convicted

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New Delhi, The coal blocks allocation scam that had created a political storm during the UPA-II regime today witnessed the first conviction, with a special court holding Jharkhand Ispat Private Limited (JIPL) and its two Directors guilty of various charges including deceiving and defrauding the government to bag a coal block in the state. The […]

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