Advancing arguments on framing of charges before the Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar, the counsel for Darda said the agency's charge sheet does not mention the manner in which he had allegedly cheated.
Advocate Vijay Aggarwal, appearing for Darda, also argued that it was not mentioned in the charge sheet which public servant the accused was trying to induce.
"The charge sheet should be clear in what manner I (Darda) have cheated. It does not state whom (public servant) I was trying to induce. Public servants will say whom I was trying to influence him but they (CBI) have not brought them here," he said.
The court was hearing arguments on framing of charges in the case in which CBI had chargesheeted Vijay Darda, his son Devendra Darda, Manoj Jayaswal, director of Nagpur-based AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd, and the firm as accused for offences under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) read with 420 (cheating) of the IPC and under Prevention of Corruption Act.
The arguments of Aggarwal, who was appearing for all the accused, remained inconclusive and would continue on October 27, the next date of hearing.
During the arguments, the defence counsel argued the allegation against Vijay Darda was that he wrote a letter to the Prime Minister requesting him to allocate coal block to AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd in Maharashtra.
"It was my duty to push for the works to be done in my constituency (representing Maharashtra as Rajya Sabha MP) and no angle of criminality was there in this," he argued.

The counsel also alleged that there was contradiction in CBI's charge sheet as on one hand, the agency says Devendra Darda was part of AMR Iron and Steel and on the other, it says Manoj Jayaswal paid money to Vijay Darda and Devendra Darda for exercising personal influence.
"If Devendra was part of AMR Iron and Steel, why would they give him money? You (CBI) should explain that on whom I exercised personal influence," Aggarwal said.
The court had earlier granted bail to Vijay Darda, Devendra and Jayaswal after they had appeared before it in pursuance to the summons issued against them.
Vijay Darda, Devendra, Jayaswal and the firm were named as accused in the charge sheet filed by CBI on March 27 in which it had alleged that they had fraudulently acquired the coal blocks. Darda has denied the allegations against him.
Regarding AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd, CBI had claimed in its FIR that the firm, in its application form for allocation of coal blocks, had "fraudulently" concealed the fact that its group firms had previously been allocated five coal blocks.
Detailing the allocation of coal blocks to AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd, the agency had said the Ministry of Coal had invited applications for allocation of coal blocks, including Bander coal block in Maharashtra having geological reserve of 126.105 million metric tonnes (MMT).
CBI had said that the 36th Screening Committee, which is headed by the Coal Secretary, after concluding its deliberations on July 3, 2008, recommended allocation of Bander coal block jointly to J K Cement Ltd, M/s Century Textiles and Industries Ltd and AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd for their proposed plants in Karnataka and Maharashtra respectively.

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