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Tehelka case: Robert DI Niro , coal scam Jindal and tapes

Goa, Dec 13 (): Tehelka case got bigger. Robert Di Niro has to reply to an email from the police to queries about his chaperone in the ThinkFest.

Next, the woman journalist appears to have done a sting operation. She has handed over tapes of her conversation with Tehelka founder Tejpal and Shoma Chaudry, Managing Editor of Tehelka.

Now, the latest is that Naveen Jindal Congress MP named by the CBI in the coal block allocation scam had invested Rs 28 crore through two firms. These shares were bought by KD Singh, a TMC MP.

Earlier, Union Minister Kapil Sibal had donated Rs 5 lakh to Tehelka to tide over the crisis after the sting operation on BJP President.

Two firms that have links to a Jindal group company invested Rs 28.35 crore in Anant Media that is the owner of the Tehelka print magazine.

In June 20, 2008, Enlightened Consultancy Services invested Rs 16.75 crore and Weldon Polymers Private Ltd Rs 11.60 crore in Anant Media.

November 20, 2008, these two companies made a second payment. Both the companies bought Anant Media shares for a premium of Rs 10,623. This puts the value of shares of Anant Media at Rs 93.1 crore while its loss was at Rs 21.06 crore.

Enlightened which bought shares at a premium of Rs 10,623 in 2008, sold them back to Tehelka in 2009 at Rs 10 a share and Tehelka sold these shares at a Rs 2,505-premium to KD Singh’s Royal Building and Infrastructure Ltd. Anant Media made a profit Rs 13,128 crore for a Rs 10 share.

Weldon, with 5.87 per cent stake in Anant Media, operates from the office of N D Exim Pvt Ltd. ND Exim was listed by the CBI in its FIR along with Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal, in an investment of Rs 2.25 crore in Sowbhagya Media in which the minister of state for coal Dasari Narayana Rao holds a 60 per cent stake.

Tehelka published a two-page report headlined “Friendly Deception”, which claimed that Karnal Congress MP Arvind Sharma, had made an attempt to swindle Naveen Jindal of his land and to defame him.

ND Exim received an unsecured loan of Rs 2.25 crore from Duce Properties which is now Jindal Realty. Duce Properties directors were Surinder Pal Singh. Singh is director in three Jindal companies and also in Weldon.

Chauhan, a director of Weldon is director of five other firms that has the address of Jindal Realty. Naveen Jindal says he is not looking into investments of his realty company.