Coal scam: SC orders probe against ex-CBI Director Ranjit Sinha

Written by January 23, 2017 14:47

New Delhi, Jan 23: The Supreme Court today ordered an investigation against former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha for his alleged involvement in the coal scam case.

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The SC has ordered the setting up of a special investigation team to look into prima facie charges against former CBI chief Ranjit Sinha’s attempt to influence Coal scam probe.

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan’s NGO Common Cause had in its plea alleged that entries in the visitors’ register of the former CBI Director’s residence had made it clear that he was meeting the high-profile accused and those associated with coal block allocation.

The plea had said there was a need for a court-monitored SIT investigation to ascertain “whether any consideration exchanged hands”.

The NGO, in its application, had submitted that since the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Delhi Police had not lodged an FIR on its November 25, 2014 complaint, there was a need for a court-monitored probe for alleged abuse of authority by Sinha as the then director of CBI.