Deep rooted conspiracy by coal mafia to ‘kill’ SAIL Chairman, 6 held

The coal industrialist had paid Rs 6 lakh to hire criminals to allegedly kill Chaudhary

SAIL Chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhary (file photo).
SAIL Chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhary (file photo).

IANS

The coal mafia was behind the brutal attack on SAIL Chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhary on August 7.

A deep-rooted conspiracy was hatched by a Delhi-based coal industrialist who hired assailants to eliminate Chaudhary, who had rejected a contract worth over Rs 100 crore.

Six persons, including A.K. Singh, owner of a coal firm, has been arrested by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police in connection with the case.

The coal industrialist had paid Rs 6 lakh to hire criminals to allegedly kill Chaudhary.

Chaudhary was attacked by four assailants on August 7 in South Extension near his office in the posh HUDCO place in South Delhi.

The assailants had trailed the SAIL Chairman's car from his office and after overtaking his vehicle at a secluded spot, they hit him with blunt objects, leaving him severely injured. Chaudhary later said that the assailants had a clear cut intention to kill him.

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