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Former Indian PM Singh faces charges in coal scandal

A special court has indicted former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with the crime of corruption and criminal conspiracy, for his role in a multi-billion dollar scandal, related to the sale of coal fields.

Former Indian PM Singh faces charges in coal scandal

Various charges levied against Singh and some other people who caught the case. The charges include, among others, breach of trust, although the Central Bureau of Investigation did not find evidence that may be filed in the lawsuit.

Tim judge ordered Singh and five other suspects to appear in court next 8 April. When the prime minister, Singh directly oversees coal mining problems, while allocating coal fields to private companies.

Government controlled Singh-led Congress Party at the time, was accused cost the state as much as hundreds of billions of dollars by selling or allocating more than 200 coal fields without competitive bidding, between 1993 and 2010.

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