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Manmohan Singh summoned as an accused in coal scam, legal options before him

Singh can make a case before the High Court saying that the CBI had given him a clean chit.

Updated:March 11, 2015, 2:16 PM IST
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Manmohan Singh summoned as an accused in coal scam, legal options before him
Singh can make a case before the High Court saying that the CBI had given him a clean chit.

New Delhi: In a major embarrassment for Congress party, former prime minister Manmohan Singh has been summoned as an accused by a special court in the coal block allocation scam case.

There are three legal options before Manmohan Singh. Firstly, he can approach the High Court and seek stay on summon orders. Secondly, he can make a case before the High Court saying that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had given him a clean chit. And thirdly, he should be discharged as accused.

Reacting to the summon, Singh said, "I am open to legal scrutiny. I am upset with summon but it is part of life," and added that he had not seen the order and would reply after consulting his lawyers.

Singh is the first former prime minister to have been interrogated in any case.

Singh's examination was in connection with allocation of Talabira II block to Hindalco when he was also holding the portfolio of coal.

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