Coal case: Delhi court to record accused’s statement from December 15

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) A special court on Monday fixed December 15 to record the statement of the accused in the coal block allocation case against Delhi-based Rathi Steel and Power Ltd. (RSPL) and others.

Special Judge Bharat Parashar concluded the recording of statements of prosecution witnesses in the case and fixed December 15 for recording the statements of the accused, including the company and its CEO Udit Rathi, managing director Pradeep Rathi and assistant general manager Kushal Aggarwal.

The court framed charges dealing with criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act against the accused.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had charge-sheeted the company, its CEO and two officials with regard to the alleged illegal allocation of Kesla North coal block to RSPL in Chhattisgarh.

The CBI registered an FIR against the company and its CEO on June 19, 2013.

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