The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) welcomed a CBI's decision to register cases against Congress MP Naveen Jindal and his four companies in connection with the coal blocks allocation case.
The party, however, said the case should have been registered 15 months ago.
"After the Supreme Court termed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) 'parrot', the agency registered cases against the Kurukshetra MP and his companies Jindal Steel and Power Ltd, Jindal Reality, Gagan Sponge and ND Exim and case against him," BJP state unit spokesperson Vir Kumar Yadav said.
He alleged that the CBI was under pressure to delay the registration of the case. "The delay benefitted Jindal as he got sufficient time to destroy the evidence," Yadav said.
Meanwhile, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) state president Ashok Arora and Ellenabad MLA Abhey Chautala demanded Jindal's arrest and an investigation into the case under the supervision of a sitting judge of the Supreme Court or high court.