Coal scam: Court allows accused JSPL official to turn approver against Jindal, others

A special court on Monday allowed accused JSPL official Suresh Singhal to turn approver in a coal scam case involving industrialist Naveen Jindal of the group and others as accused.    

Last Updated: Jul 11, 2016, 14:45 PM IST
Coal scam: Court allows accused JSPL official to turn approver against Jindal, others

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A special court on Monday allowed accused JSPL official Suresh Singhal to turn 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 accused in the case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block to Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) and GSIPL in 2008.

The court gave its order today on Singhal’s plea after the probe agency submitted that as per the investigation conducted so far, the accused is likely to help in the prosecution and the CBI had no objection on his application.

Earlier, the court had allowed CBI to quiz Singhal and further probe the matter before answering his application.

On April 29, the court had ordered framing of charges against the accused for criminal conspiracy, cheating and other offences in Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block allocation scam case.

 

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