Coalgate: CBI searches cupboards at Jindal residence

New Delhi, June 22 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) visited Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Naveen Jindal's 6-Prithviraj Road residence again this week as a part of its probe into the allocation of a coal block to Jindal Steel and Power Ltd, JSPL.

Having conducted a search of the premises on June 11, visited the Jindal residence again on June 21 and opened some of the cupboards and almirahs that were locked.

The search was conducted in the presence of Jindal, who has been named in an FIR along with former Minister of State for Coal D. Narayan Rao for alleged charges of cheating and graft.

The CBI had communicated to Jindal to join the probe as soon as possible since these cupboards and almirahs could be opened only after his arrival.

According to the FIR, JSPL and Gagan Sponge Iron Ltd, also a firm belonging to Mr Jindal, had bagged the Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand in 2008 by alleged misrepresentation of facts when Rao was a minister. (ANI)


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