Ex PM Manmohan Singh summoned as accused in coal field case

March 11, 2015 8:00 AM

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Ex PM Manmohan Singh summoned as accused in coal field case

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was summoned on Wednesday by a court accused of criminal conspiracy in an inquiry into the award of coal fields during his term, in a blow for the Gandhi dynasty that ruled India until last year.

Most coal block awards made by Singh's government, which ran India for a decade, were overturned by the Supreme Court after it ruled the process illegal late last year.

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