Coal Scam: CBI opposes Madhu Koda’s plea

New Delhi, Sept. 28 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday opposed former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda’s plea seeking the summoning of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as accused in the Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) coal scam case.

The former Jharkhand chief minister had moved an application last month in court that sought the summoning of former prime minister as an accused in a coal block allocation case.

The massive irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks came to light in 2012 after the national auditor said Rs. 1.86 lakh crore had been lost as the blocks had been distributed without a transparent bidding process. (ANI)