The Central Government on Monday proposed the names of Senior Advocate Maninder Singh and trial lawyer Rajesh Batra to be appointed Special Public Prosecutors in cases registered by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with Coal scam. .This was after Senior Advocate RS Cheema, the present SPP expressed his desire to be relieved from the role..A Bench of Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde, and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubhramaniam on the other hand stated that they had the names of Advocates Satish Tamta and DP Singh in mind..However the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted that the names put by the bench were suggested earlier and there were some reservations. But there were some reservations.The CJI thereafter added that Advocate DP Singh is appearing for ED in Augusta Westland case and other ones. .Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for petitioner NGO Common Case, stated that the bench should not be swayed by the names proposed by the Central government and should instead stick to the ones submitted by Senior Advocate RS Cheema. "The person should be independent of Centre. In matters like this the court should not be swayed by the names proposed by Centre," said Bhushan..However the Chief Justice remarked stating Senior Advocate Maninder Singh had resigned from the post of Additional Solicitor General and that DP Singh was on the other hand appearing for the Enforcement Directorate in some cases. .It then reserved its order in the matter. .The top court in 2014 had quashed 214 coal blocks allocated by the Centre between 1993 and 2010 based on public interest litigation petitions filed by advocate ML Sharma and NGO Common Cause, and had ordered trial by a special CBI Judge.