Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to move Supreme Court on Monday to quash the order by the special CBI court in the coal block allocation scam case. The move came even as the probe report by the Central Bureau of Investigation said there was no proof of wrongdoing against Singh in the Talabira coal block allocation.
The report also gave industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla a clean chit in the case and said there was no irregularity in the Talabira allocation. The report added that the case was closed only after a thorough probe.
Singh who was held as an accused in the coal scam was asked to appear before the court on April 8.
Besides Singh, former coal secretary PC Parakh, Hindalco, Kumar Mangalam Birla and two others were accused in the coal block allocation scam.
The court had summoned them for offences of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and under provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act.