CBI Director Ranjit Sinha was on Friday present in a meeting of chiefs of economic investigating agencies with Finance Minister Arun Jaitely fuelling speculation over his continuance in the post in the wake of Supreme Court removing him from the 2G scam probe.
Twelve days before his retirement, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Thursday suffered a major blow when the Supreme Court removed him from the 2G scam case, saying the allegations against him of protecting some accused appears to be "prima facie credible".
The Congress on Thursday welcomed the removal of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha from the 2G case but found "confusing signals" in the Supreme Court directive, wondering how can the officer be left to look after other cases if he was not performing adequately.
CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Thursday suffered a major blow when the Supreme Court removed him from the 2G scam case, saying the allegations against him of protecting some accused appears to be "prima facie credible".
A special court on Friday framed charges against former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others under section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC and under provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act in the 2G scam.
Retired CAG Vinod Rai has welcomed former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's decision to write memoirs, saying the nation needs to know what exactly transpired during his tenure and felt that people holding high offices should pen their experiences.
The Supreme Court, on Monday, directed Advocate Prashant Bhushan to reveal source of information regarding guest list at CBI director's residence and CBI file notings. The court has asked Bhushan to submit the name of whistleblower in the controversial visitors log-book in a sealed envelope.
After ex-Comptroller & Auditor General Vinod Rai's book questioned Manmohan Singh's integrity as the PM while major scams like 2G and Coalgate took place during the UPA regime, the latter refused to comment when posed with a question on Rai's charges.
New Delhi: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said had the previous UPA government taken appropriate decisions at appropriate time, "much of the mess" created by 2G spectrum allocation would have been avoided.
After ex-CAG Vinod Rai attacked Manmohan Singh on 2G issue, Congress leader Kamal Nath on Friday said the former Prime Minister may have made a "mistake" in not acting despite his letter to him expressing concern over the spectrum allocation process.
Raising concerns over CBI being under the "direct control" of the Prime Minister, former top auditor Vinod Rai has said that "a police dominated" agency can't enjoy autonomy or independence available to the CAG or the Election Commission.