Coal scam: Special CBI court sentences Gondwana Ispat Ltd director to four years in jail
The court said on April 27 that Ashok Daga and the firm had misrepresented facts to get the Majra coal block in Maharashtra.
A special Central Bureau of Investigation court in Delhi sentenced Gondwana Ispat Limited Director Ashok Daga to four years in jail on Tuesday for his role in the coal block allocation scam, PTI reported. The court, which convicted Daga on April 27, also directed him to pay a Rs 1-crore fine and the firm Rs 60 lakh.
A first information report filed in 2014 accused the firm and Daga of misrepresenting facts to get the Majra coal block in Maharashtra, which was allocated to them in 2003.
The Central Bureau of Investigation has been investigating allocation of coal fields between 1993 and 2010. The allocations came under the scanner in August 2012, when the Comptroller and Auditor General of India submitted a report saying there had been a notional loss of Rs 1.86 trillion due to wrongful allotments of coal blocks.