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Court frames bribery charge against Naveen Jindal

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 17, 2018, 2:30 am IST
Updated : Aug 17, 2018, 2:30 am IST

The case pertains to allocation of the Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand.

Naveen Jindal
 Naveen Jindal

New Delhi: A special court on Thursday framed an additional charge of abetment of bribery against Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal in a case pertaining to irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block.

Special judge Bharat Parashar framed the char-ges against the accused after Jindal said he was pleading not guilty and claimed trial.

 

The court had in April, 2016 ordered framing of charges against Jindal, former MoS for Coal Das-ari Narayan Rao (since deceased), former Coal secretary H.C. Gupta and 11 others for the alleged offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating, criminal breach of trust under the IPC and sections of Prevention of Corruption Act in the case.

However, the charge under section 12 (punishment for abetment of offences defined in section 7 (public servant taking gratification) or 11 (public servant obtaining valuable thing, without consideration from person concerned in proceeding or business transacted by such public servant)) of Prevention of Corruption Act was not framed then.

 

The case pertains to allocation of the Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand.

The court had earlier said the charge under section 7 of the Act was made out against Rao, but since he was deceased, the charge will not be framed against him.

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