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Court rejects plea to summon Soren, Rao as accused in coal block case

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Nov 10: A special court here on Thursday dismissed the plea of a firm seeking to summon former Coal Minister Shibu Soren and Minister of State for Coal Dasari raya Rao, as additiol accused in a coal block allocation case and slapped a fine of Rs one lakh on it. Rejecting the plea of JLD Yavatmal Energy Pvt Ltd, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Bharat Parashar told them to deposit the fine with the Delhi Legal Service Authority.

Yavatmal Energy had moved an application alleging that then bureaucrats had apprised Soren and Rao that the existing system of coal blocks was discrimitory but both the politicians had overruled the concerns. The court was hearing a case related to alleged irregularities in allocation of Fatehpur (East) coal block in Chhattisgarh to the firm. (IANS)

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