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SC asks Delhi HC to set up special court for coal scam

The high court will communicate the name to SC next Friday

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The Supreme Court on Friday asked the chief justice of the Delhi High Court to select a judge from the higher judicial service to act as a special court in the coal allocation scam and related cases.

The cases will involve the Prevention of Corruption Act, the Money Laundering Act, economic and other offences. The high court will communicate the name to the Supreme Court next Friday. It is the high court which has the power to select a special judge.

The Bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha also asked Common Cause, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and other parties in the case to name a special public prosecutor, similar to the arrangement made in the 2G spectrum scam a few years ago. One of the names proposed by the judges was former solicitor-general Gopal Subramanium, who almost made it to the Supreme Court bench recently.

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