Coal scam: Court allows Naveen Jindal to travel abroad

By: | Published: February 22, 2017 10:51 PM

Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, an accused in a coal case, was today allowed by a special court to travel abroad for business purposes.

Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar allowed the plea filed by Jindal, seeking the court’s permission to visit Oman, UAE and Iran from February 24 to March 1.

Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, an accused in a coal case, was today allowed by a special court to travel abroad for business purposes. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar allowed the plea filed by Jindal, seeking the court’s permission to visit Oman, UAE and Iran from February 24 to March 1. The court, however, imposed certain conditions on him.

Jindal has been asked to inform the investigating officer and the court about his arrival in India within seven days of his return mentioning the details of places visited by him.

“He shall not tamper with evidence, nor try to influence any witness in any manner and will not use the permission granted to him contrary to the rules,” the court said. Jindal was earlier also granted bail by the court after imposing several conditions.

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Apart from Jindal, CBI had chargesheeted ex-Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao, ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and 11 others in the case of alleged irregularities in allocation of Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand to Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) and Gagan Sponge Iron Private Ltd (GSIPL).

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