Summons to Manmohan a healthy sign of judicial system: Prashant Bhushan

Eminent lawyer and noted anti-corruption crusader Prashant Bhushan on Wednesday said that the summons issued to former prime minister Manmohan Singh in connection with the coal blocks allocation scam was an indication of India's 'healthy' judiciary system.

New Delhi: Eminent lawyer and noted anti-corruption crusader Prashant Bhushan on Wednesday said that the summons issued to former prime minister Manmohan Singh in connection with the coal blocks allocation scam was an indication of India's 'healthy' judiciary system.

"The summons issued to former prime minister Manmohan Singh is a very healthy sign of our judicial system. Even when the former CBI director had tried to give a clean chit to certain people, the special court had ordered that they too be brought under the gambit of the investigation," Bhushan told the media here.

"The Supreme Court had monitored the CBI's investigation thoroughly and appointed a special judge. These summons have been made possible because of this step," he added.

Earlier in the day, a special CBI court summoned the former prime minister, along with 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.

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