Coal scam: Whistleblower calls for 'unbiased' investigation

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and a whistle blower in the coal blocks allocation scam Kirit Somaiya on Wednesday called for an unbiased investigation in the matter and demanded punishment for anyone found guilty irrespective of the position held by the accused.

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and a whistle blower in the coal blocks allocation scam Kirit Somaiya on Wednesday called for an unbiased investigation in the matter and demanded punishment for anyone found guilty irrespective of the position held by the accused.

"It is the CBI which is doing the investigation under the court's direction, there matter should be investigated till the end, and whoever is found guilty, even if it is Prime Minister's office, should be punished," Somaiya told ANI.

"The BJP had exposed the coal scam, and it is our commitment to the public. Me and Hansraj Ahir have worked hard for over two years to expose the scam, there should be an unbiased investigation under the direction of the court and the offenders should be punished," he added.

Earlier in the day, a special CBI court summoned former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former coal secretary P C Parakh, Aditya Birla Group chairman K M Birla and three others in connection with the coal blocks allocation scam.

The court has summoned them on April 8 for offences of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and under provisions of prevention of corruption act.