Court summons Himachal EMTA, its directors in coal case

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) A special court, hearing coal block allocation case, here has issued summons to a company Himachal EMTA Power Ltd. (HEPL), its two directors and a senior official, sources said on Friday.

Special Judge Bharat Parashar on Thursday issued summons to HEPL, its two directors Ujjal Kumar Upadhaya and Bikash Mukherjee, and its senior official N.C. Chakraborty, directing them to appear before court on February 29.

The court issued order following the charge sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the case and after observing that sufficient evidence exists against the accused for the offence of cheating and criminal conspiracy.

The CBI in its charge sheet said that accused directors Upadhaya and Mukherjee had submitted false information to the Ministry of Coal (MoC) to secure allocation of Gourangdih ABC coal block in West Bengal in the favour of their company.

The CBI has not charge sheeted Chakraborty but the court issued summons to him too.

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