Indian ex PM Manmohan singh Photo:India Today
New Delhi (BBN)-Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh was summoned by a special CBI court in a coal scam case on Wednesday.
Dr Singh has been accused of criminal conspiracy, corruption and breach of trust by a public servant, repots the India today.
The court, which has also summoned former Coal Secretary PC Parekh, has asked them to appear before it on April 8.
The economist ex-PM has already been questioned by the CBI twice in the case.
Reacting to the summon, the former prime minister 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 also rejected the charges.
“It needs to be understood that the Supreme Court did not pass even a whisper of a stricture on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,” party spokesperson Manish Tewari said.
“The former PM and the former government conducted itself with utmost transparency,” he added.
“The facts and circumstances need to be seen. After examining the lower court’s order, Dr Manmohan Singh’s team would take a call,” Tewari said.
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