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Court frames charges against Domco, others in coal scam

New Delhi, Feb 13: A court here on Monday framed charges against a Ranchi-based company Domco Private Limited and five individuals accused in a coal block allocation case. Special Judge Bharat Parashar framed charges against Domco (earlier known Domco Smokeless Fuels Pvt. Ltd.) and its directors — Biy Prakash, Vasant Diwakar Manjrekar and Parmanda Mondal — and chartered accountants Manoj Kumar Gupta and Sanjay Khandelwal on February 13. The court in January observed that prima facie, charges for the offences under section 120-B (crimil conspiracy) and section 420 (cheating) of Indian Pel Code (IPC) are made out against Domco Pvt. Ltd., Biy Parkash, Manjrekar, Mondal, Gupta and Khandelwal. The court, however, discharged Shukdeo Parsad, observing that the charge for none of the offence is even prima facie made out against him. The court was hearing a case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of Lalgarh (North) Coal Block in West Bokaro Coal Fields in Jharkhand in favour of Domco. (IANS)