The Special Court slammed the CBI over its handling of the Hindalco coal block allocation case, asking why wasn’t former prime minister Manmohan Singh questioned in the case.
Well, what is the answer expected from CBI in this regards ?
Guess, people remember former PM’s popular statement on the ‘Coalgate’ issue raised in the Parliament – ” Hazaaron Jawabon Se Acchi Hai Meri Khamoshi…”
Here is the cartoon drawn on lost files in Coalgate case where the PM kept silent against the acquisitions of the opposition.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that he was not above the law of the land and that CBI can ask him anything on coal scam and that he had nothing to hide. The opposition demanded his interrogation and resignation as he held direct charge of the Coal Ministry when two coal blocks in Odisha were assigned to a firm owned by industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla. Interestingly, the CBI, is ideally considered Govt’s pet. 🙂
Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, a suspect in the Bofors scam,that gave Congress real tough time for decades, has died of a heart attack in Milan.in 2011, CBI had dropped the cases against him declaring lack of evidence however the former CBI chief ,Joginder Singh,claimed the investigating body was in tremendous pressure from the government while probing the bofors scam. Quattrocchi allegedly acted as a middleman in the scam and his closeness to the Gandhi family and success in evading trial in India have long raised questions on whether he was shielded by the Congress.
Details on Ottavio Quattrocchi,bofors scam and Congress government’s alleged involvement in the scam.
While officially, he was no more threat to the Congress after CBI dropped the cases against him,still, the unofficial chance of knowing the exact truth of Bofors Scam seem to have been buried with the death of Quattrocchi.
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