Patrapara Coal Block allocation case: Court sentences 2 accused persons to 4 years’ Rigorous Imprisonment

Delhi: The Special Judge (Coal Cases), Rouse Avenue Courts, Delhi today sentenced three accused in a case related to Patrapara coal block allocation during 2006.

The Court imposed a fine of Rs 30 lakh on the accused company i.e. M/s. Adhunik Corporation Ltd and awarded 4 years of Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) to its Promoter/Directors Sh. Nirmal Kumar Agarwal and Mahesh Kumar Agarwal along with a fine of Rs 30 lakh each. All the convicted persons/firms are based at Kolkata.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered the instant case on 11.09.2014. Earlier, a Preliminary Inquiry was initiated by CBI on the directions from CVC related to coal blocks allocated during the period from 2006 to 2009.

During the investigation, it was revealed that the Patrapara Coal block was got allocated by the accused company on the misrepresentation of production capacity as well as other false & forged documents, etc., from the 30th Screening Committee, and accordingly, Allocation Letter dated 13.01.2006 was issued by the MOC in favour of M/s. Adhunik Corporation Ltd.

After investigation, a charge-sheet was filed against the accused.

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