Coal scam: Ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda guilty


New Delhi: A court here on Wednesday convicted former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, among others on corruption charges in a coal block allocation case.

Special Judge Bharat Parashar held Koda, former Coal Secretary H.C. Gupta, Jharkhand’s then Chief Secretary A.K. Basu, among others, guilty of criminal conspiracy and cheating under various provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act.

The quantum of punishment will be announced on Thursday.

The court’s order came in the case related to Jharkhand’s Rajhara North coal block allocation to Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd (Visul).

The Central Bureau of Investigation had alleged Koda, Gupta and others conspired to favour Visul in allocating the coal block.

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