The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had on March 10 filed its first chargesheet in the case and named the Hyderabad-based private company and its two directors - P Trivikrama Prasad and Y Harish Chandra Prasad - as accused in the case.

Special Judge Madhu Jain on Thursday posted the consideration of the chargesheet to May 2.The accused have been booked under various Sections dealing with cheating and criminal conspiracy.

The CBI has not added graft charges against the accused but it had booked them under the Prevention of Corruption Act in the FIR lodged on September 3, 2012.

The CBI said that to ‘embellish its claim for allocation of coal blocks’, Navabharat Power Pvt Ltd had ‘fraudulently’ claimed it had the required net worth to get the coal mines.

The investigating agency added that its inquiry also revealed that officials of the Coal Ministry in pursuance of criminal conspiracy, willfully and purposefully did not scrutinize the documents regarding the false claims and concealment of facts by the company.

(Agencies)

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