CBI ex-chief Ranjit Sinha Booked in Coal Block Allocation Scam
NEW DELHI : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed an FIR against its former Director Ranjit Sinha in Coal block allocation scam. On January 23rd, the Apex Court had ordered CBI to constitute Special Investigation Team to probe the role of Ranjit Sinha in the Coal block allocation scam.
“We are prima facie satisfied that Ranjit Sinha had abused his position as CBI director and it must be probed,” the Supreme Court had said in January 2017.
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan had claimed Sinha had been meeting individuals connected to 2G and Coalgate scam. Bhushan had produced the visitors’ diary at Sinha’s residence as evidence that time.This is the second time in the CBI’s history that a former director, facing criminal allegations, will be probed by the agency.
In February this year, the CBI had filed an FIR against its former Director A P Singh on allegations of extending favour to meat exporter Moin Qureshi, who is an accused in a money laundering case.