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Coal scam: Court to pass order on charge in RSPL case on May 7

Coal scam: Court to pass order on charge in RSPL case on May 7
A special court on Wednesday said that it would pronounce on May 7 its order on framing of charges in a coal blocks allocation scam case allegedly involving Delhi-based Rathi Steel and Power Limited (RSPL) and its three top officials.

Special CBI Judge Bharat Prashar, who was scheduled to pass the order on Wednesday, sought some clarifications from the counsel and fixed the matter for pronouncement of order. "Certain clarifications have been sought. Put up on May 7, 2015 for order on charge," the court said.

Meanwhile, RSPL's Chief Executive Officer Udit Rathi, an accused in the case, moved a plea seeking the court's permission to go to Iran for business purpose from May 6 to May 13. The court fixed the plea for hearing tomorrow after senior public prosecutor V K Sharma said they would respond to it.

RSPL and its officials - Managing Director Pradeep Rathi, CEO Udit Rathi and AGM Kushal Aggarwal - had earlier told the court that CBI has "miserably" failed to show that there was a loss to the government or anybody else due to the allocation of Chhattisgarh's coal block to it. The defence counsel had said the accused firm has not extracted any coal from the Kesla north block and there was no wrongful gain or corresponding loss to anybody. 

Court warns JIPL director, cancels NBW against him
A special court on Wednesday cancelled a non-bailable warrant issued against Director of JIPL R C Rungta, who is an accused in a coal block allocation case, after he appeared before it.The court, however, warned Rungta to be careful in future while allowing the submissions of his counsel seeking to cancel the NBW issued against his client.



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