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Coal scam case: Naveen Jindal, others granted bail

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New Delhi: In a big relief to industrialist Naveen Jindal and others, were granted bail today by a special court in a case related to the allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh.

Special Judge Bharat Parashar granted the relief to them on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh each and surety of the same amount.

The court has now posted the matter for further hearing on October 31.

Besides Naveen Jindal, others who got bail include Jindal Steel and Power Ltd’s (JSPL) former Director Sushil Maroo, former Deputy MD Anand Goyal and CEO Vikrant Gujral, sources said.

The accused were summoned for alleged offenses of cheating and criminal conspiracy in the allocation of Urtan North coal block in Madhya Pradesh, as per sources.

In its charge sheet, the CBI has alleged that JSPL misrepresented the equipment purchase orders and misled the Coal Ministry.

Jindal is also facing trial in a case pertaining to the allocation of Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand.

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