CBI director files 9-page affidavit in apex court on coal scam

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May 6, 2013

CBI Director said that the draft status report was shared with political executive and Attorney General, but not the status report

New Delhi: CBI Director Ranjit Sinha today filed a 9-page affidavit in the Supreme Court on coal scam.

May 6, 2013

CBI Director said that the draft status report was shared with political executive and Attorney General, but not the status report

New Delhi: CBI Director Ranjit Sinha today filed a 9-page affidavit in the Supreme Court on coal scam.

According to the affidavit, former Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval and Attorney General GE Vahanvati were present at the meeting with the Law Minister. Changes in the status report were made on the suggestions given by Attorney General and PMO official, it says. The probe agency told the apex court that Shatrughan Singh, Joint Secretary, PMO, and AK Bhalla, Joint Secretary, Coal Ministry, met in the chamber of Joint Director,CBI at the request of Joint Secretary, PMO.

CBI Director said that the draft status report was shared with political executive and Attorney General, but not the status report. Consequent changes in the report have neither altered its central theme nor shifted the focus of inquiries in any manner, it said. No names of suspects or accused were removed from the status report and no suspect or accused was let off, it said.

The agency said that it is difficult at this stage to attribute each change to a particular person with certainty. CBI chief has extended unconditional apology to the court for any inadvertent omission or commission, and has assured it of independent probe in the coal scam.


Courtesy: PTI