Coal scam: Supreme Court yet to name appropriate bench

imagesNEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered deletion from its list of business on September 21 appeals filed by ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and others. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu on Tuesday directed the deletion of matter figuring in the advanced list for September 21.
The apex court adjourned hearing against Manmohan Singh and KM Birla indefinitely. The matter came up on Tuesday as senior counsel Kapil Sibal had told the court on Monday that the matter was listed for hearing on September 21, though notice had been issued but the pleading was yet to conclude.
He said that in the absence of pleading being complete, the matter cannot be listed for hearing.The chief justice, while deleting the matter listed for hearing on September 21, granted liberty to mention the matter before it for hearing at a later stage.
Singh had been summoned as an accused in a case related to the allocation of Odisha’s Talabira-II coal block to Aditya Birla group company Hindalco, but the order was stayed on the first date of hearing after the former PM appealed against it.

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