NEW DELHI: Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal and 14 others, including former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao and ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, were today summoned as accused by a Special court in the Jharkhand's Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block allocation scam case.
Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar directed all the accused, including five firms, to appear before his court on May 22.
The court summoned them for alleged offences punishable under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating) and 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant) of the IPC and under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Besides Jindal, Rao and Koda, the other seven individual accused summoned by the court are former coal secretary H C Gupta and six others -- Gyan Swaroop Garg, Suresh Singhal, Rajeev Jain, Girish Kumar Suneja, R K Saraf and K Ramakrishna Prasad.
The five firms which have been summoned as accused in the case are JSPL, Jindal Realty Pvt Ltd, Gagan Infraenergy Ltd, New Delhi Exim Pvt Ltd and Soubhagya Media Ltd.