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Five out of 42 coal scam cases decided by special court

New Delhi: Five out of a total of 42 cases of coal block allocation scam have so far been decided by a special court here, with the conviction of Gondwana Ispat Ltd and its director on Friday.
As many as 13 persons and five companies have been held guilty so far in five cases including today's decision, in which the special court held Gondwana Ispat Ltd and its director guilty of cheating and criminal conspiracy to get the Majra coal block in Maharashtra allocated to it. In December last year, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda was convicted along with former coal secretary H C Gupta in a case pertaining to irregularities in allocating Rajhara North coal block in Jharkhand to the Kolkata-based Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd (VISUL), which also was held guilty.
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