The legality of Manmohan’s summoning order will be tested on the touchstones of our constitutional and criminal jurisprudence.
NCP also offered the services of its legal cell to Singh. The delegation also included senior party leaders Praful Patel and Supriya Sule among others.
Lalu said that Modi has nothing to show as an achievement so far and is merely indulging in witch-hunting of opponents and Singh has become a victim.
Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar granted bail to three individual accused on a personal bond for Rs 1 lakh each.
Court had asked CBI to place before sanctioning authority the records of the case for considering the issue to prosecute public servants under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The government should stand by the CBI report if it believes in the independence of the probe agency, says Chidambaram
“Manmohan Singh’s integrity, fairness, impartiality and adherence to transparency is unquestionable,” Randip Surjewala said.
The court has directed Singh and five other accused to appear before it on April 8.
Jha insisted that it was former PM Singh who pushed for auctions in coal block allocations.
“Of course, I am upset but this is part of life,” Singh told reporters here when asked for his reaction on the court order.
The special court will consider the probe report on March 11.
The CBI on Wednesday opposed in a special court the bail pleas of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and seven others.
During the hearing, the CBI informed the court that they have examined seven additional witnesses during its probe.
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.
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