A Delhi court on Tuesday summoned industrialist and former Congress legislator Naveen Jindal and 14 others in connection with the allocation of the Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand, PTI reported. The court asked them to appear before it on October 15 on charges of money laundering.
The Enforcement Directorate submitted its final report through special public prosecutor NK Matta and lawyer Tarannum Cheema. The agency said Jindal’s firm Jindal Steel and Power Ltd and others had influenced the screening committee to allot the coal block by paying kickbacks worth Rs 2 crore.
Last month, the agency had filed its chargesheet against Jindal and 14 others.
In April 2016, the court ordered the framing of charges against Jindal, former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao – who has passed away since then – former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, former Coal Secretary HC Gupta, and 11 others for the alleged offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating, and criminal breach of trust.