CBI opposes Cong leader's plea for parity with Manmohan

CBI opposes Cong leader's plea for parity with Manmohan

CBI opposes Cong leader's plea for parity with Manmohan
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday opposed before the Supreme Court a plea made by former Union minister Santosh Bagrodia for parity with former prime minister Manmohan Singh to stay criminal proceedings against him in a coal block allocation case.

The Congress leader, who was junior minister to Singh in the coal ministry from April 2008 to May 2009, said he was entitled for the same relief the apex court gave to the then Prime Minister on April 1 by staying the order of the trial court summoning him as an accused in another case arising out of the coalgate.

“Am I not entitled on equity to the same relief as done in the case of Manmohan Singh,” Bagrodia’s counsel and senior advocate K K Venugopal submitted before a bench headed by Justice M B Lokur.

He said if his appeal against the special court order was not admitted and the trial court proceeding was not stayed like that of Singh, then he would say that justice had not been done in the case.
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