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Relief For Manmohan As Court Rejects Koda Plea

Published: 17th October 2015 04:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th October 2015 04:42 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: A special court on Friday refused to summon former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as an accused in a coal scam case, citing insufficient evidence and held former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda’s plea in this regard as devoid of any merits.

Dismissing Koda’s plea in which he had sought summoning of Singh and two others as additional accused in the case, the court said that allegations made in the application were “self contradictory in nature”.

Referring to a Supreme Court verdict in which the apex court had discussed the role and position of the Prime Minsiter, the court said that seeking summoning of Manmohan as PM has to be seen from a completely different yardstick.

“Thus, I am of the considered opinion that seeking summoning of Dr Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister has to be seen from a completely different yardstick than seeking his summoning as a Minister,” Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar said.



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