Court issues summons to company Domco, six others

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A court here has issued summons to Ranchi-based Domco Pvt. Ltd. and six individuals including three of its directors in a coal block allocation case allegedly involving the firm, sources said Friday

Special Judge Bharat Parashar on Thursday issued summons to company Domco Pvt. Ltd. (earlier known Domco Somkeless Fuels Pvt. Ltd.), its directors Binay Prakash, Vasant Diwakar Manjrekar, and Parmananda Mondal, chartered accountants Manoj Kumar Gupta and Sanjay Khandelwal and Shukdeo Prasad as accused in the case, directed them to appear before him on February 10.

The company will be represented by an authorised representative.A

The court summoned them after taking cognisance of the offence entailing criminal conspiracy and cheating of the Indian Penal Code as it heard a case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of Lalgarh (North) Coal Block in West Bokaro Coal Fields in Jharkhand in favour of Domco.

In the charge sheet, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) stated during the course of investigation, it was found that the company Domco Smokeless Fuels Pvt. Ltd (later on came to be known as Domco Pvt. Ltd.) has misrepresented on a number of counts both to steel and coal ministries.

It was also found that a criminal conspiracy was hatched Domco and its directors with various other people so as to induce the steel ministry make a recommendation in its favour for allotment of a coal block to the coal ministry and thereafter to induce the latter to allot a captive coal block in favour of the company.

CBI has claimed in its charge sheet that Domco Pvt Ltd had applied to the steel ministry for allotment of a captive coal block to set up a pig iron plant of two lakh tonnes per annum capacity at Rairangpur in Odisha.

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