November 20, 2010 / 7:10 AM / 7 years ago

PM defends probe actions in court document

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh followed correct procedures regarding a request to probe alleged corruption involving his now-sacked telecoms minister, according to a document obtained by Reuters on Saturday.

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh walks on stage for a photo opportunity as part of the 5th East Asia Summit in Hanoi October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Christophe Archambault/Pool

Attorney General GE Vahanvati filed an affidavit on behalf of the prime minister with the Supreme Court on Saturday, where he defended his actions over a growing corruption scandal involving former Telecoms Minister Andimuthu Raja.

The affidavit said Singh had done “all that was required in the interest of probity”. (Reporting by Krittivas Mukherjee; Editing by Paul de Bendern)

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