NEW DELHI, Sept 28 - Opposing the summoning of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the CBI today told a special court that there was no evidence which even prima facie suggests that he was part of any conspiracy in the allocation of coal block to Naveen Jindal Group firms.
Arguing on the plea of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, who has sought summoning of Singh and two others as additional accused in a coal scam case, special public prosecutor RS Cheema said that the application was �devoid of any merit�.
Cheema told Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar that records of the case do not reflect that Singh, who held the Coal Portfolio at that time, had any complicity with any accused in any manner and there was no evidence to show that he had acted in a �mechanical manner� in the entire process.
�The present application is a device worked out by the accused person so as to not only delay the present trial, but also deviate the court from the case,� he said.
The prosecutor also said that a comprehensive and complete probe has been conducted by CBI in the case and the court did not find any fault in it while summoning the 15 accused, including Koda, who were chargesheeted. � PTI