Singh’s examination was connected to a coal scam case relating to allocation of Talabira II block to Hindalco.
A team of CBI officials “examined” the former Prime Minister at his residence two days ago.
The court said public servants involved in the coal allocation process “abused their official position”.
Bhushan’s note relied on a visitors’ logbook, showed several accused in 2G and coal scam cases meeting Sinha at his Delhi residence.
The CBI Sunday conducted raids on office premises of the firm at five places in Kolkata, Ranchi and Bokaro.
CBI filed the closure report claiming no undue benefit was given to JLD Yavatmal Energy Ltd by Coal Ministry.
The court also directed the agency to file status report of its further probe in the case on January 27, next year.
Special court directed the CBI to record former PM and Coal Minister Manmohan Singh’s statement in coal scam.
The court has now fixed the matter for consideration of CBI’s closure report filed in the case for December 12.
The special court also asked if the officials of the PMO were examined in the case.
Special CBI judge directed the investigating officer to further probe the matter and file a progress report in the court.
The ordinance to facilitate e-auction of coal blocks to private firms for captive use is intended to clean up the mess that has crippled the sector and contributed to the UPA’s defeat in the summer elections.
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