Coal scam case: CBI files corruption case against its former director Ranjit Sinha

CBI has filed an FIR against former CBI director Ranjit Sinha in a coal blocks allocation case on Tuesday.  

Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 19:22 PM IST
Coal scam case: CBI files corruption case against its former director Ranjit Sinha

New Delhi: CBI has filed an FIR against former CBI director Ranjit Sinha in a coal blocks allocation case on Tuesday.

He is accused of influencing investigation in the coal block case.

The Supreme Court on March 24 had earlier dismissed a plea of former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha seeking recall of its earlier order constituting an SIT to probe the allegations of prima facie scuttling the investigation in coal scam cases.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur had said there were no reasons to recall the order of January 23 this year in which the apex court had observed that a prima facie case was "definitely" made out for probing allegations of abuse of authority by Sinha when he was the CBI Director.

The apex court had on January 23 ordered constitution of a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the allegations of "abuse of authority" prima facie committed by Sinha to scuttle the probe in coal block allocation cases.