New Delhi: Following is the chronology of the case relating to allocation of coal block in Odisha in 2005 in which a Delhi court on Wednesday summoned as accused, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, ex-coal secretary PC Parakh and three others, for 8 April.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. AFPFormer Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. AFP

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. AFP

15 October, 2013: CBI registers FIR against K M Birla, his firm Hindalco, PC Parakh and other unknown persons on charges of criminal conspiracy and corruption in coal block allocation scam.

01 May, 2014: Ex Coal Secy Parakh appears before CBI for questioning.

21 July: CBI examines T K A Nair, then Principal Secy in PMO.

28 August: CBI files closure report in the case, says evidence collected during probe did not substantiate the allegations levelled against the people named in the FIR.

21 October: CBI files revised closure report in the case.

16 December: Court rejects closure report, orders further probe and to record statements of former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who was then holding coal ministry portfolio.

Jan 2015: Manmohan Singh was questioned by CBI in connection with the case.

27 January: CBI files progress report of investigation.

19 February: CBI files final report in the case.

11 March: Court summons as accused Manmohan Singh, Birla, Parakh, HINDALCO, its officials Shubhendu Amitabh and D Bhattacharya in the case for 8 April.


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