Former union minister and film Director and Producer Dasari Narayana Rao got a relief in Coal scam. A special court dismissed a petition filed by a private company which requested to summon Dasari, as additional accused in a matter pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of Chattishgarh coal block.
The Special CBI court rejected the application filed by JLD Yavatmal Energy limited to include Dasari as additional accused. The company argued that former Coal Secretary PC Parekh informed the then minister Dasari and another minister Shibu Soren that the existing system of coal blocks was discriminatory but the two ministers overruled the concerns.
Dasari has been facing charges that he received kickbacks for allotting coal blocks to the companies violating the tender process and guidelines during the Congress led UPA government.