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Coal scam: Ashwani Kumar meets PM

Law Minister Ashwani Kumar today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a day after the Supreme Court pulled up the government on the probe into the coal allocation scam.

Published: 09th May 2013 02:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th May 2013 02:41 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

Law Minister Ashwani Kumar today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a day after the Supreme Court pulled up the government on the probe into the coal allocation scam.

Kumar, who met Singh at his South Block office, is learnt to have discussed the observations made by the apex Court wherein it had pulled up the CBI, PMO and Coal Ministry officials for changing the "heart" of the coal scam probe report.

The Court had also directed the government to come out with a law before July 10 to insulate the CBI from "external influence and intrusion".

The apex court had also made a reference to the Law Minister's role in vetting the probe report and asked, "does it not subvert the integrity of the investigation if changes are brought in status report on the suggestion of Law Minister and government officers."

However, this apart, there were no strong observations against Kumar, who is struggling to retain his position in the Cabinet, with the opposition demanding that he resign for vetting the draft report of the CBI to the Supreme Court.



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