Ex-PM, Birla summoned in coal scam: Hindalco stock plunges 5%, biggest loser in markets

The case pertains to allocation of Talabira II coal block in Odisha to M/s Hindalco in 2005, when the then Prime Minister Singh was holding the coal portfolio.

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Ex-PM, Birla summoned in coal scam: Hindalco stock plunges 5%, biggest loser in markets

Mumbai: Shares of Hindalco Industries tumbled over 5 per cent today after its promoter Kumar Mangalam Birla was summoned as accused by a special court in coal scam case.

The stock plunged 5.1 per cent to Rs 131 on the BSE. At the NSE, it slipped 5.28 per cent to Rs 130.75.

ExPM Birla summoned in coal scam Hindalco stock plunges 5 biggest loser in markets

Birla has been summoned by the court. Reuters

The stock was the biggest loser among the blue-chips on both Sensex and Nifty.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, ex-coal secretary P C Parakh and three others were today summoned as accused by a special court in a coal scam case pertaining to allocation of Talabira-II coal block
in Odisha in 2005 and asked to appear before it on April 8.

The court also summoned Hindalco officials Shubhendu Amitabh and D Bhattacharya as accused in the case.

The case pertains to allocation of Talabira II coal block in Odisha to M/s Hindalco in 2005, when the then Prime Minister Singh was holding the coal portfolio.

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