Coal block allocation case: Have stated my position earlier, says Manmohan Singh

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New Delhi, March 11: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said he has made his position clear the CBI on the allocation of coal blocks.

"I have respect for the judicial process. I have stated my position before the CBI. I have issued statements also justifying what we did," he told reporters when asked about summons to him by a special court here in a case relating to the allocation of coal blocks.

Coal block allocation case: Have stated my position earlier, says Manmohan Singh.
He also said that he will discuss with his legal counsel on contesting the summons.

Special Judge Bharat Parashar, after taking cognizance of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) final report in the coal block allocation case, summoned the former prime minister, industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary P.C. Parakh.

The court also summoned Hindalco officials Shubendu Amitabh and D. Bhattacharya on April 8.

The court summoned them under various sections of the Indian Penal code dealing with criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and provisions under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

IANS

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