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Supreme Court raps CBI in 2G case

“Prima facie it seems that allegations (against CBI chief Ranjit Sinha) made in the application by NGO (Centre for Public Interest Litigation that he might have tried to save some 2G accused) has some credibility"

Ticking off the CBI, the Supreme Court on Thursday observed that apparently “all is not well” and seemingly the allegations made by an NGO against CBI chief Ranjit Sinha has “some credibility“.

“For us, it appears that all is not well and prima facie it seems that allegations made in the application by NGO has some credibility,” the apex court said while hearing the case related to allegations by the NGO, Centre for Public Interest Litigation, that Mr. Sinha might have tried to save some accused in 2G spectrum scam.

Mr. Sinha had on Wednesday told the apex court that DIG-rank CBI officer Santosh Rastogi was a “mole” who passed on certain file notings and documents to the NGO on the basis of which baseless and false case was filed against him.

Special Public Prosecutor Anand Grover on Thursday said that Mr. Sinha had interfered in the 2G case which is completely inconsistent with the agendy’s stand.

“Our case in 2G could have been demolished, if Sinha’s stand was accepted,” Mr. Grover told the top court.

The Court also said that shifting Mr. Rastogi from 2G probe was overreach of it’s order.

The apex court also expressed displeasure over the presence of a number of CBI officers in the court room.

As many as eight CBI officers were present in the court room, who left after the Supreme Court’s observation.

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