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Coal scam: Quantum of punishment

On Monday, October 26, 2020, CBI Special Judge for Coal Cases, New Delhi, announced the quantum of punishment for guilty personnel.
Mahendra Kumar Agarwalla, earlier a Director on a private company, was punished with rigorous imprisonment of three years and a fine of Rs. 60 lakh.
Dilip Ray, a Minister of State for Coal in the Vajpayee administration, is served with a three-year RI and a fine of Rs. 10 lakh.
Pradip Kumar Banerjee, previously an Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Coal is given a 3-year RI and a fine of Rs. 2 lakh; Nitya Nand Gautam, earlier an Advisor (Project), Ministry of Coal, a three-year RI and a fine of Rs. 2 lakh; and M/s Castron Technologies Ltd., Dhanbad, fined Rs. 60 lakh & M/s Castron Mining Ltd. fined Rs. 10 lakh in a case related to the allocation of Brahmadiha Coal Block situated in District Giridih (Jharkhand).
CBI had registered a case on 07/01/2014 against M/s Castron Technologies Ltd. and others related to the allocation of Brahmadiha Coal Block in District Giridh (Jharkhand) to M/s Castron Technologies Ltd. (CTL), Dhanbad.  
The investigators argued and proved with evidence that M/s Castron Technologies Ltd, Dhanbad, (then Bihar, now in Jharkhand),  M/s Castron Mining Ltd., Kolkata and then Directors of these companies conspired among themselves and with the public servants to cheat the Government of India in the matter of allocation of Brahmadiha Coal Block. The investigators also proved that the conspiracy secured for  M/s Castron Technologies Ltd. Brahmadiha Coal Block situated in District Giridih (then Bihar, now in the State of Jharkhand). The conspiracy was aided and abetted by public servants.
The investigation also revealed that the company was to establish the end-use plant for consuming the coal but it did not establish the same. It was alleged that the Brahmadiha Coal Block was not included in the list of captive coal mining at any point in time.
After a thorough investigation, a charge sheet was filed against the said 06 accused. In this case, in addition to the documentary evidence, CBI had examined around 51 prosecution witnesses including 19 witnesses through their affidavit
The Trial Court found the said accused guilty and convicted them on 06.10.2020.

26 Oct 2020
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Coal scam: Ex MoS, Addl Secretary, company officials convicted

The Special CBI Court for Coal Cases (New Delhi) has convicted former Minister of State in the Vajpayee administration for Coal Dilip Ray, former additional secretary coal Pradip Kumar Banerjee, and former Coal Ministry Project Adviser Nitya Nand Gautam besides Castron Technologies Ltd., Dhanbad, and its director Mahendra Kumar Agarwalla as well as Castron Mining Ltd, Kolkata, in a case related to the allocation of Brahmadiha Coal Block situated in District Giridih (Jharkhand).

The case against the convicts was registered on 07/01/2014.  It is now adjourned for arguments on 14.10.2020 for the quantum of sentence.

During the investigation, the CBI established that the above-mentioned officials gave undue favour to accused companies by violating the guidelines framed for the allocation of the Brahmadiha coal block. It was also established that the Brahmadiha Coal Block was not included in the list of captive coal mining at any point in time.

06 Oct 2020
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Coal scam: Quantum of punishment

By IndianMandarins 26 Oct 2020

On Monday, October 26, 2020, CBI Special Judge for Coal Cases, New Delhi, announced the quantum of punishment for guilty personnel.
Mahendra Kumar Agarwalla, earlier a Director on a private company, was punished with rigorous imprisonment of three years and a fine of Rs. 60 lakh.
Dilip Ray, a Minister of State for Coal in the Vajpayee administration, is served with a three-year RI and a fine of Rs. 10 lakh.
Pradip Kumar Banerjee, previously an Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Coal is given a 3-year RI and a fine of Rs. 2 lakh; Nitya Nand Gautam, earlier an Advisor (Project), Ministry of Coal, a three-year RI and a fine of Rs. 2 lakh; and M/s Castron Technologies Ltd., Dhanbad, fined Rs. 60 lakh & M/s Castron Mining Ltd. fined Rs. 10 lakh in a case related to the allocation of Brahmadiha Coal Block situated in District Giridih (Jharkhand).
CBI had registered a case on 07/01/2014 against M/s Castron Technologies Ltd. and others related to the allocation of Brahmadiha Coal Block in District Giridh (Jharkhand) to M/s Castron Technologies Ltd. (CTL), Dhanbad.  
The investigators argued and proved with evidence that M/s Castron Technologies Ltd, Dhanbad, (then Bihar, now in Jharkhand),  M/s Castron Mining Ltd., Kolkata and then Directors of these companies conspired among themselves and with the public servants to cheat the Government of India in the matter of allocation of Brahmadiha Coal Block. The investigators also proved that the conspiracy secured for  M/s Castron Technologies Ltd. Brahmadiha Coal Block situated in District Giridih (then Bihar, now in the State of Jharkhand). The conspiracy was aided and abetted by public servants.
The investigation also revealed that the company was to establish the end-use plant for consuming the coal but it did not establish the same. It was alleged that the Brahmadiha Coal Block was not included in the list of captive coal mining at any point in time.
After a thorough investigation, a charge sheet was filed against the said 06 accused. In this case, in addition to the documentary evidence, CBI had examined around 51 prosecution witnesses including 19 witnesses through their affidavit
The Trial Court found the said accused guilty and convicted them on 06.10.2020.

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Coal scam: Ex MoS, Addl Secretary, company officials convicted

By IndianMandarins 06 Oct 2020

The Special CBI Court for Coal Cases (New Delhi) has convicted former Minister of State in the Vajpayee administration for Coal Dilip Ray, former additional secretary coal Pradip Kumar Banerjee, and former Coal Ministry Project Adviser Nitya Nand Gautam besides Castron Technologies Ltd., Dhanbad, and its director Mahendra Kumar Agarwalla as well as Castron Mining Ltd, Kolkata, in a case related to the allocation of Brahmadiha Coal Block situated in District Giridih (Jharkhand).

The case against the convicts was registered on 07/01/2014.  It is now adjourned for arguments on 14.10.2020 for the quantum of sentence.

During the investigation, the CBI established that the above-mentioned officials gave undue favour to accused companies by violating the guidelines framed for the allocation of the Brahmadiha coal block. It was also established that the Brahmadiha Coal Block was not included in the list of captive coal mining at any point in time.

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