Jindal coal block case: Delhi court extends interim bail of five accused

New Delhi: The Patiala House Court on Thursday extended the interim bail of five accused in the Jindal coal block allocation scam case till May 25.

The five accused include Jindal Steel’s advisor Anand Goel, then JSPL’s deputy manager (finance) Siddharth Madra, deputy general manager Rajeev Aggarwal, director (finance) Sushil Kumar Maroo and Nihar Stocks Limited Director B.S.N. Suryanarayan.

The defence counsel told the court that they have not got the complete sets of chargesheet and documents related to the case.

The court pulled up the probe agency for not supplying documents to accused on time.

Earlier on April 10, the special CBI had granted interim bail to all five accused in the case.

The court took cognizance of the fresh chargesheet in which CBI named the five persons as accused in the coal scam.

While opposing the regular bail plea of Sushil Kr Maroo and Anand Goel, the CBI lawyer alleged that both the accused are a threat to the witness (Suresh Singhal) and also allegedly slapped him in the court premises.

The (CBI) on March 24 charged five more persons in a coal block allocation case against former Congress lawmaker and industrialist Naveen Jindal and others.

The fresh supplementary chargesheet was filed before Special Judge Bharat Parashar. (ANI)