Congress MP Vijay Darda chargesheeted in coal blocks case


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday charge sheeted Congress’s Rajya Sabha member Vijay Darda and Nagpur-based AMR Iron and Steel in connection with the coal blocks allocation case.

The sets of charges were filed before Special CBI Judge Madhu Jain, who posted the matter for May 1 for further hearing.

The CBI sources said that Darda and others are booked under various charges dealing with criminal conspiracy read with cheating and under the relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

According to the FIR, AMR Iron and Steel Pvt. Ltd., its directors Manoj Jayaswal, Arvind Kumar Jayaswal, Ramesh Jayaswal, Devendra Darda, son of Vijay Darda, with unknown public servants of minister of coal, and unknown others, were named as accused in the case.

The CBI said in the FIR that the firm, in its application form for allocation of coal blocks, had “fraudulently” concealed the fact that its group companies had previously been allocated five coal blocks.