New Delhi, Mar 28 : A special court today convicted Jharkhand Ispat Pvt Ltd (JIPL) and its two directors R S Rungta and R C Rungta in a case pertaining to irregularities in allotment of a coal block in the state to the firm, the first judgement in the coal scam. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar held the company and its two directors guilty of the offences under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 420 (cheating) of IPC. (Also Read: Sushma Swaraj: Congress leader sought diplomatic passport for Coal scam accused  ) Also Read - CBI Raids 40 Places Across 3 States In Connection With Illegal Coal Trade

This is the first coal block allocation scam case in which the special court, which was set up to exclusively deal with all the coal scam matters, has delivered its judgement. The court ordered that R S Rungta and R C Rungta, who were out on bail, be taken into custody and fixed the matter for March 31 for hearing arguments on the quantum of sentence. The case pertains to irregularities in allocation of North Dhadu coal block by the 27th and 30th screening committees jointly to JIPL and three other firms M/s Electro Steel Casting Ltd, M/s Adhunik Alloys and Power Ltd and M/s Pawanjay Steel and Power Ltd. Also Read - Coal Scam: Former Union Coal Secretary HC Gupta, Four Others Convicted, Found Guilty of Criminal Conspiracy, Corruption

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