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Coal scam: CBI to file fresh chargesheet against Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda

IANS 20 Aug 2014, 8:26:59 AM IST
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday told a special court hearing the coal block allocation case against Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda that it will file a supplementary chargesheet in the case as its probe is almost complete.

CBI special court Judge Bharat Parashar fixed August 29 as the next date of hearing.

Judge Parashar has been appointed for exclusively holding trial in cases related to coal blocks allocation scam under the direction of Supreme Court. The court on Tuesday began its first hearing in the case.

The CBI told the court that its further probe in the case against Darda and others was complete and they will file a supplementary report within a week.

Darda, his son Devendra Darda, Nagpur-based AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd director Manoj Jayaswal has been chargesheeted on March 27, where the CBI has alleged that that they had fraudulently acquired the coal blocks.

They were charged under Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.