Senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium, whose name was left out by the Centre for elevation as Supreme Court judge, has rejected the post of Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) in the coal block allocations scam cases.
CBI is yet to zero in on evidence against public servants who were part of screening committee which cleared allocation of coal blocks to Nav Bharat Power Pvt Ltd, company accused of cheating.
BJP termed as "explosive" PC Parakh`s letter to PM Manmohan Singh alleging coal mafia in ministry and asked to reveal names of MPs who pressurized government for making coal allocations.
PC Parakh, accused in coal scam, claimed PM Manmohan Singh had asked him to continue in office after he resigned following "blackmail" and pressure from Members of Parliament on coal block allocation.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik defended himself on Thursday saying that his letter to the Centre in 2005 was only to examine the request of Hindalco and nothing more.
UPA govt has never interfered with CBI investigation, Union minister V Narayanasamy said amid controversy over coal scam probe and downplayed his meeting with CBI Director Ranjit Sinha.
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