A special court on Friday ordered framing of charges against industrialist Naveen Jindal and other accused in Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block allocation case, news agency PTI reported.
The court also ordered framing of charges against ex-minister of state for coal Dasari Narayan Rao, former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda, ex-coal secretary H C Gupta in the case.
The Central Bureau of Investigation in April last year filed a chargesheet against Jindal, Koda, Rao, former coal secretary H.C. Gupta with six other individuals.
The six others include New Delhi Exim director Suresh Singhal, Jindal Realty director Rajeev Jain, Gagan Sponge directors Girish Kumar Juneja and R.K. Saraf, Sowbhagya Media’s managing director K. Ramakrishna and chartered accountant Gyan Swaroop Garg.
Five private companies — four based in Delhi and one in Hyderabad — have also been named in the chargesheet.
The companies are Jindal Steel and Power Ltd., Gagan Sponge Iron Pvt. Ltd., Jindal Reality Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi Exim Pvt. Ltd. and Sowbhagya Media Ltd.