Why did Naveen Jindal meet Delhi police top brass?
Even as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) waits for questioning Congress member of parliament Naveen Jindal in connection with Coalgate, the industrialist is busy meeting the top brass of Delhi police and pursuing his case against Zee News Limited. Sources said Naveen Jindal on Wednesday afternoon met two senior Delhi police officers at the Delhi police headquarters. ‘Jindal met special commissioner (crime) Dharmendra Kumar and special commissioner (administration) Bhim Sain Bassi,’ the sources stated.
Naveen Jindal, sources said, may have come to the police headquarters in connection with an FIR he had lodged against Zee News editors for extortion which is being probed by the Delhi police’s crime branch.
Jindal himself has been booked by the CBI in coalgate scam along with former MoS DS Rao for allegedly favouring the latter in exchange of allotment of a coal block. According to the CBI FIR, Jindal Steel and Plants Limited (JSPL) and Gagan Sponge Iron Limited, also a firm belonging to Jindal, had bagged Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand in 2008 by alleged misrepresentation of facts when Rao was the minister of state for coal.
Within a year, a block was allocated to JSPL in January 2008, CBI sources claimed, noting that shares of Rao’s firm Saubhagya Media listed at Rs 28 that time were purchased by one of Jindal’s firm – New Delhi Exim Limited – at a whopping Rs 100 per share with total investment of nearly Rs 2.25 crore which is alleged to be illegal gratification.
Even though the CBI has been maintaining that they will question Jindal soon, the agency has not summoned him even after five days of his return from London. Last year, Zee News editor Sudhir Chaudhary alongwith another senior editor Samir Ahluwalia were arrested by the Delhi crime branch in a case of alleged extortion filed by Jindal’s JSPL.
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