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Coal block case: SC yet to me appropriate bench

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, September 15: The Supreme Court hearing into the plea by former prime minister Manmohan Singh and industrialist Kumaramangal Birla for quashing crimil proceedings against them for alleged wrongdoing in allocation of a coal block to the latter’s company is likely to be delayed as it may be heard by a bench other than the one hearing coal scam cases. Talabira II coal blocks located in Odisha were allocated to Hindalco in 2005. A bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra on Tuesday directed the deletion of matter figuring in the advanced list for September 21 that was supposed to come before the bench headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur hearing the coal scam related matters. “You are neither here nor there,” Chief Justice Dattu said, noting that the summoning of Manmohan Singh and Birla by the trial court was stayed on April 1 by a bench of Justice V. Gopala Gowda and Justice C. gappan while the matters relating to coal block allocation scam are being heard by a three-judge bench headed by Justice Lokur. (IANS)

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