If Manmohan Singh is innocent as he claims in the infamous “Coal-Gate” scam his natural instincts would have been to respect the summons of the special CBI court and appear before it.
Special CBI judge Bharat Parashar found prima facie “incriminating circumstance” against Manmohan Singh. How then can he duck and go to the Supreme Court to be exempted from honouring the summons? He is no Maharaja and India is no PRINCELY state. ALL ARE EQUAL BEFORE LAW. As it is people have lost faith in our judiciary when the rich and the powerful circumvent justice and no one does it better than our POLITICAL MAHARAJAS who MANAGE time and again TO ESCAPE FROM THE CLUTCHES OF LAW.
It doesn’t matter if MMS had not benefited a single pie. But he made others benefit and is accessory after the fact (if not before the fact) to the crime.
CBI judge had observed he had made a “conscious effort to somehow accommodate” Hindalco in the 2005 allocation of the Talabira-II coal block in Orissa while he held the coal portfolio.
Sibals and Tulsis may argue that “there was no criminal intent and no quid pro quo.” But MMS was the caretaker of India’s resources holding the much responsible post of PM. Therefore he must be brought to book. Then why hold a bank manager of any criminal intent if he keeps the door open for the thieves to enter in? Can anyone prove the manager gained a pie from it? Can there be one law for MMS and another for a derelict bank manager?
The CBI court is rightly and honestly investigating MMS for criminal breach of trust, criminal conspiracy, cheating and corruption. Let law’s pristine supremacy NOT be tampered with.
MMS must appear before the CBI court and if CONGRESS GETS DAMNED IF HE NAMES OTHERS IN THE PROCESS SO BE IT.