The Supreme Court on 25 July 2014 appointed R S Cheema as Special Public Prosecutor for trial in coal blocks allocation scam. R S Cheema is a senior advocate.
The appointment of R S Cheema came following the refusal of senior advocate Gopal Subramanium and Dayan Krishnan to accept the assignment.
Besides, SC Bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha also approved the appointment of Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar as a judge of the special CBI court. The special CBI court will conduct the trial on day-to-day basis.
Earlier, the SC had ordered setting up of a special CBI court to exclusively conduct trial of the coal blocks allocation scam. It had also asked the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court to nominate a judge towards this.
CBI has initiated its preliminary probe into more than 200 cases of illegal allocation of coal blocks.
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Who: R S Cheema
When: 25 July 2014