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A special court today dismissed the plea of ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda seeking to summon former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as an additional accused in a coal scam case.
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The bench asked Sibal to put forth all the contentions before the three-judge bench which is seized of all the coal block allocation cases.
The observation was made by a bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu when senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Singh, sought an early hearing of the appeal filed by former Prime Minister.
A special court had summoned Singh, Parakh, Birla and others as accused in the case while refusing to accept CBI’s closure report.
“It is an era of transition and consolidation for India. Infrastructure, education, development of skills, universal access to health-care must be at the core of national policies,” Manmohan Singh said.
He maintained that he went by the advice of the then Coal Secretary Parakh on the letter written by HINDALCO Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla for allocation of the coal block.
The comment from the Shiv Sena, which is an ally of the BJP-led government at the Centre and in Maharashtra, comes in the backdrop of Modi’s address to the Indian diaspora where he targeted the Congress in a veiled attack.
Calling Koda’s application to summon Singh as “devoid of any merit”, the CBI said that decisions taken by Singh “were not mechanical” and was done using “application of mind”.
The submissions were made after the CBI had earlier told the court that all the 15 accused in the case should clarify whether they supported or opposed his plea.
The Supreme Court ordered deletion of the matter from its September 21 list.