4 Jindal firms gave same fake address
The other two companies which applied for blocks giving the same Najafgarh address and contact details on their forms were Opelina Finance and Investment Ltd, and Mineral Management Services.
The Jindal-owned Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) and Jindal Power Ltd (JPL) also applied for coal blocks. JSPL too was allocated blocks by the screening committee.
An e-mail query sent to parent company JSPL remained unanswered. In an earlier reply to The Indian Express, a company spokesperson had said that they had not been contacted by the CBI.
The agency discovered the address anomaly while scrutinising applications submitted by companies as part of its probe. Sources said a fresh batch of FIRs will be filed soon and the agency might seek explanation from JSPL regarding the same.
Apart from discovering that ‘Najafgarh Road’ mentioned in the applications by the Jindal firms did not exist, the CBI also found that the contact numbers provided by them were registered in other names. One of the landline contacts was found to be registered at a residential address near Uttam Nagar.
JSPL has been allocated five coal blocks — in Gare Palma IV (Chattishgarh), Jitpur (Jharkhand), Amarkonda Murgadangal (Jharkhand), Ramchandi (Odisha) and Urtan