The court has stayed the trial and summons issued to Kumar Mangalam Birla and others
GN Bureau | April 1, 2015
The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the summons issued by the special CBI court to former prime minister Manmohan Singh in a coal scam case.
The special CBI court had summoned Singh along with five others. Singh has been accused of criminal conspiracy, corruption and breach of trust by a public servant. The SC also stayed proceedings before special court in Talabira-II coal block allocation to Hindalco. The court granted similar stay to Kumar Mangalam Birla, PC Parakh & three others summoned by the special court.
The case is going to be milestone of criminal law principles, said Manmohan Singh’s counsel KTS Tulsi after the stay was granted by the SC.
Last week, Singh had moved the Supreme Court, challenging the summons and calling it an act of political vendetta by the NDA government. The special CBI court had asked Singh to appear before it on April 8 in connection with the scam. The economist ex-PM has already been questioned by the CBI twice in the case, which had severely embarrassed the UPA government in its second stint.
Reacting to the summons, the former prime minister had said, "I am sure that the truth will prevail and I will get a chance to put forward my case with all the facts. I have always said I am open for legal scrutiny." "Of course I am upset, but this is part of life," he added.
The Congress had also rejected the charges and the party president led a solidarity march from the parliament to Manmohan’s residence.
Things don’t turn up in this world, as former US president James A. Garfield once said, until someone turns them up. This is all the more so, when one considers the hidden gems that are waiting to be discovered. The world is full of talented young people who need just a nudge to provide that spark th
On Gandhi Jayanti this year, the Khadi India outlet in Connaught Place in the capital once again set a new record of khadi sales in a single day. In a single day, the Khadi India showroom at Connaught Place marked sale of Rs. 1.34 crore and broke its own previous record of Rs. 1.01 crore se
In Mumbai, the ninth most populous and congested city on the planet, high rentals compel citizens to spend five hours on an average travelling to work every day. Mumbai’s Metro Rail System extending towards Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) will not only provide East-West connectivity
Tourism is a huge part of global culture nowadays and is also one of the biggest sources of revenue across the world. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), in 2019, the tourism industry contributed $8.9 trillion or 10.3% to the global GDP. The industry witnessed a massive lull in 2020 d
The Life and Times of George Fernandes By Rahul Ramagundam Penguin/New India Foundation, 624 pages, Rs 799 Amer
After years of intense preparation, India is about to take the next step in information and communication technology. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 5G services in India on October 1 and also inaugurate the 6th Edition of India Mobile Congress 2022 to be held till October 4, at Pragati Maidan, Ne