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Coal Scam Case: CBI Dismisses Plea Against Former PM Manmohan Singh

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - AUGUST 5: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the NDA government at Parliament House on August 5, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Congress and some opposition parties on Wednesday persisted with their protest against the suspension of 25 MPs as the stalemate in the Rajya Sabha continued over the opposition demand for the resignations of three BJP leaders. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- In a breather for former prime minister Manmohan Singh, a special CBI court on Friday refused to summon him in the coal block allocation scam, saying he will not be an accused in the case.

Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda had demanded Manmohan be summoned as the additional accused in a coal scam case.

"We will think to appeal in SC against this decision. We will discuss this thing first as it is technical," Koda told ANI.

Koda had alleged that Manmohan Singh also held the coal portfolio.

Koda, who is one of the 15 accused in the case, had moved an application seeking to summon Manmohanand two others -Anand Swaroop, then Secretary (Energy), and Jai Shankar Tiwari, then Secretary (Mines and Geology)-as additional accused in the case.

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