BJP objects to CBI chief`s clean chit to Bansal

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 19:11

New Delhi: BJP on Thursday expressed unhappiness over the probe agency chief Ranjit Sinha`s remarks that there is no evidence against former Railway Minister PK Bansal in the bribery case.

BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain on Thursday broke into a song to express his party sentiments over the state of CBI. Reminiscing an old song, he said CBI is like a bird in a cage which wants to be freed.

Hussain lamented the recent statements of CBI Director Sinha show that he is not keen that the agency work in a free and fair manner.

"BJP wants that CBI should be free and independent but it has given a clean chit to Bansal even before conducting its probe or interrogating him. It should not give a clean chit just because he is a Congress leader," Hussain said.

The party recalled the Supreme Court has observed that CBI has become a caged parrot.

"BJP has objected most vocally to the government not making CBI free of government control. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley had even submitted a note on the issue in Parliament," he said.

He was referring to the recommendations made by the Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on the Lokpal Bill in which recommendations were made for making CBI free of government control.

Voicing disappointment with the CBI Director, BJP said it expects the government to bring the requisite changes after forming a Group of Ministers to look into the issue of insulating the investigating agency from government control and giving it autonomy.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 19:11

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