Bail granted to nine accused in coal block allocation case

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A special CBI court granted bail to all of accused in the case related to the allocation of the Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand, on Friday.

Bail has been granted on a personal bond of Rs one lakh and with the condition that the accused will not leave the country without the court’s consent, said special CBI judge Bharat Parashar.

He also directed the prosecution to give a copy of the charge sheet to all of the accused.

Senior public prosecutor VK Sharma opposed the bail pleas saying the allegations are of a serious nature, as all of the accused occupy senior positions and could influence the witnesses or tamper with the evidence if released on bail.

The counsel representing other nine individual accused told the court that their clients were not arrested during the investigation and there was no likelihood that any one of them will abscond.

Besides these, the authorised representatives of five accused firms,  Jindal Steel and Pvt Ltd (JSPL), Jindal Realty Pvt Ltd, Gagan Infraenergy Ltd (formerly known as GSIPL), Sowbhagya Media Ltd and New Delhi Exim Pvt Ltd, also appeared before the court.

 

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