Two companies that put Rs 28 cr in Tarun Tejpal's Tehelka linked to Jindal firm named in coal scam FIR

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Records show Enlightened Consultancy Services invested in Anant Media, which publishes Tarun Tejpal's Tehelka magazine. (IE photo: Ravi Kanojia) Records show Enlightened Consultancy Services invested in Anant Media, which publishes Tarun Tejpal's Tehelka magazine. (IE photo: Ravi Kanojia)
SummaryYet another anomaly has surfaced in the business dealings of Tarun Tejpal's Tehelka.

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Reached for comment about his group's links to Weldon, Naveen Jindal said: "I don't know anything. I am not part of the day-to-day decision-making of Jindal Realty. My office has already clarified the official position."

A Jindal group spokesman denied any link with Weldon or Tehelka. This despite the fact that, as per RoC filings, Weldon received an unsecured loan of Rs 2.28 crore from Duce Properties (Jindal Realty), which was invested in Tehelka, and in the incorporation documents of Weldon, the official email ID of the company is given as spsingh@jindalsteel.com.

A second Jindal official who spoke to The Indian Express later, said the unsecured loan was repaid by Weldon Polymers with 12 per cent interest.

LIGHT ON ENLIGHTENED

Enlightened Services is owned by Pradeep Goel, who trades in steel scrap and related steel items, operating from Loha Mandi in Delhi's Naraina suburb. Goel's main business, however, is RKG International, a firm trading in steel. In 2009-10, Enlightened gave an unsecured loan of Rs 2.3 crore to Weldon.

Asked about his Rs 16.75-crore investment in Anant Media, Goel told The Indian Express: "I don't remember the details of my investments, it's been such a long time. I don't know who Tarun Tejpal is. I will get back to you with details."

He did not, however, get back. Follow-up messages went unanswered.

A Jindal Group spokesman confirmed that "RKG International has been Jindal Steel and Power Ltd's customer in the past."

Enlightened received 6,250 Tehelka shares from a firm named A K Gurtu Holdings, a company that doesn't exist in RoC records. But according to Tehelka's records, Enlightened and Gurtu share the same address: 313, M J Shopping Centre, 3 Vir Savarkar Block, Shakarpur, New Delhi.

As per RoC records — first reported by news portal Firstpost — A K Gurtu Holdings bought shares at a premium of Rs 13,189 from Tarun Tejpal, his immediate family and Shoma Chaudhury, with the total purchase amounting to Rs 8.43 crore.

At M J Shopping Centre, a dingy building, there is no address marked 313. Shopkeepers on the third floor said they

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