Kumar Mangalam Birla meets Chidambaram, says not worried about FIR

Oct 18, 2013, 19:47 IST | Agencies

Aditya Birla group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, who has been accused by the CBI of cheating and conspiracy in coal block allocations, Friday met Finance Minister P Chidambaram and discussed the development.

Talking to reporters after meeting the finance minister at his North Block office here, Birla said he was not worried about the development as he had done nothing wrong.

“I met the FM and discussed various issues. I won't like to comment. Not worried, life goes on... There are many things left to do,” said Birla, who heads the $40 billion diversified Aditya Birla group.

Aditya Birla group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla. File pic

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earlier this week named Birla and former coal secretary P.C. Parakh in a first information report (FIR) in connection with alleged irregularities in coal block allocations in 2005.

The CBI has said that Birla's group firm Hindalco was shown undue favour in allocation of coal block. The investigative agency has accused Birla of cheating and conspiracy.

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