New Delhi, Dec 13: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda was found guilty of corruption and other charges in a coal block allocation case by a special court on Wednesday.
Special Judge Bharat Parashar held Koda, former Coal Secretary H.C. Gupta, Jharkhand’s then Chief Secretary A.K. Basu, among others, guilty of criminal conspiracy and cheating under various provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, news agency IANS reported.
The quantum of punishment will be announced on December 14.
The court’s order came in the case related to Jharkhand’s Rajhara North coal block allocation to Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd (Visul).
The Central Bureau of Investigation had alleged Koda, Gupta and others conspired to support Visul in allocating the coal block.