Coal case: HC notice to CBI on JIPL directors’ plea

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the CBI on appeals of two directors of Jharkhand Ispat Pvt. Ltd., challenging their conviction and four year jail sentence in a coal block allocation case.

Justice Siddharth Mridul sought response from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by May 6 on the appeals of JIPL directors R.S. Rungta, 79 and R.C. Rungta, 60.

In the first sentencing in a coal block allocation case, a trial court on April 4 had sent the duo to jail for four years for the offence of criminal conspiracy and cheating under the Indian Penal Code in bagging a coal block.

Sending them to jail, the trial court had said that “white collar criminals are more dangerous” to society”.

The court had also said that they had “fraudulently” and with a “dishonest intention” deceived the government in allocating the North Dhadu coal block in Jharkhand to the firm.

–IANS

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