Court frames charges against firm, directors in coal scam case

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday framed charges against Himachal EMTA Power Ltd (HEPL) and three others in an alleged irregularities in allocating of Gourangdih ABC coal block in West Bengal.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Bharat Parashar framed charges dealing with cheating and criminal conspiracy against HEPL, its two directors, Ujjal Kumar Upadhaya and Bikash Mukherjee and its CGM (Power) N.C. Chakraborty.

The court adjourned the matter for recording statement of prosecution evidence on May 1.

The CBI in its chargesheet said that accused directors Upadhaya and Mukherjee had submitted false information to the Coal Ministry to secure allocation of Gourangdih ABC coal block in West Bengal for their company.