Charge sheet filed against Madhu Koda in coal scam case

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The CBI has filed charge sheet against former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, ex-chief secretary Ashok Kumar Basu and six others in a coal scam case.

The charge sheet was filed two months after the court returned the CBI’s final report filed in the case, observing that the probe agency had failed to give any explanation to its queries.

The Supreme Court on December 8 had allowed the CBI to file charge sheets or closure reports in coal scam cases in which it had earlier restrained the agency from doing so in view of allegations against its then Director Ranjit Sinha.

The charge sheet was filed before Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar. He has fixed December 22 for the next hearing after the assurance of the investigating officer  that he would file the necessary documents within a couple of days.

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