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".
Taking on former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran of DMK over corruption allegation, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Saturday charged him with laying the "basis for the Himalayan" 2G spectrum scam and raked up the Aircel-Maxis deal in which he and his brother Kalanidhi are accused.
Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam has constituted a new bench to hear all cases pertaining to 2G scam after Justice GS Singhvi expressed his desire to be relieved in view of his retirement in December.
Launching a scathing attack on the Congress-led UPA Government over several scams and repeated parliamentary disruptions, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) PresidentRajnath Singh poked fun at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
A special bench of the Supreme Court hearing 2G cases will take up the plea of Dayalu Ammal, wife of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, for exemption from personal appearance as a prosecution witness in the 2G case.
The witness produced by CBI to support its case in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case on Monday told a court here that he was neither interrogated by the agency nor his statement recorded by it during the probe.