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Coalgate: former CBI director Ranjit Sinha faces inquiry

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published May 15, 2015, 12:24 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 4:45 am IST
Bench sought assistance of CVC for determining the methodology for conducting inquiry
A file photo of former CBI director Ranjit Sinha (Photo: PTI)
 A file photo of former CBI director Ranjit Sinha (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that it was “completely inappropriate” for the former CBI director Ranjit Sinha to have met persons accused in the coal block allocation case without the investigating officer being present.

The SC said prima facie there should be an inquiry whether any one or more such meetings of Mr Sinha with accused without the IO have had any impact on the investigations and subsequent chargesheets or closure reports. The Bench, therefore, sought the assistance of the CVC for determining the methodology for conducting such an inquiry.

 

The SC said, “Even if Mr Sinha is right, there cannot be any justification for him to meet any undertrial without the presence of the IO.”

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