NEW DELHI: Former Minister of State for Coal Santosh Bagrodia was granted bail on Tuesday by a Special Court in connection with a coal scam case. Bagrodia is accused in the case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of Bander coal block in Maharashtra.
The court enlarged Bagrodia on bail on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh with one surety of like amount. The court has now fixed the matter for scrutiny of documents on September 29.
Bagrodia, today, appeared as accused before Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar a day after the Supreme Court refused to grant him exemption from personal appearance before the trial court.
Besides Bagrodia, Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda, his son Devendra Darda, former Coal Secretary H C Gupta, retired public servant L S Janoti, AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd and its director Manoj Kumar Jaiswal are accused in the case.
Other than Bagrodia, the court had earlier granted bail to the rest of the accused in the case.