Court summons Darda, three others as accused
Taking cognisance of CBI’s chargesheet, a Delhi court has summoned sitting Congress MP Vijay Darda and three others, including an authorised representative of Nagpur-based firm AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd, for being allegedly involved in coal block allocation scam. The accused Vijay Darda, Devendra Darda, AMR’s director Manoj Jaiswal who were alleged by CBI for acquiring coal blocks in a fraudulent manner, are summoned for 23 May by a special CBI judge Madhu Jain.
Apart from Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act, they were charged by the investigating agency for the offences under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) read with 420 (cheating) of the IPC. During the hearing counsel appearing for AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd had claimed that probe agency has not investigated the matter properly. ‘CBI has not probed the matter properly and the charge sheet was filed on the basis of biased investigation, ‘ said counsel, appearing for AMR in its plea.
CBI has sought more time to reply on the plea filed by AMR. CBI also informed, on the earlier court’s direction, for correcting the list of documents that that they had done correction in the list of documents filed along with the chargesheet.