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Coal scam: CBI names Naveen Jindal, former MoS Coal Dasari Narayan Rao


Arunoday Mukharji, CNN-IBN
Jun 11, 2013 at 02:57pm IST

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against the Jindal Group in the coal scam. The FIR names Congress MP Naveen Jindal and former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao.

The FIR has accused Jindal and his company Jindal Power and Steel Ltd of misrepresentation of networth and concealing previous allotment. They are also charged with cheating and forgery.

Jindal Power and Steel issued an official statement saying, "Committed to fully co-operate with CBI at this stage. This is an ongoing CBI investigation into the coal scam."

This is the twelfth FIR filed in the coal scam and the investigative agency is reportedly conducting searches at 19 places in Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

The Congress MP's residence and head office in Delhi are also being raided in connection with the coal scam.

The Naveen Jindal group was allotted a total of 11 blocks, making it the single largest beneficiary of the controversial coal block allotment.

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