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CBI director Ranjit Sinha to recuse himself from 2G case, asks SC

ethweNEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the CBI director, Ranjit Sinha to recuse himself from investigations in the 2G spectrum scam case.

Reprimanding the CBI, the Supreme Court observed that apparently “all is not well” and seemingly the allegations made by an NGO against CBI director Ranjit Sinha have “some credibility”.

Ranjit Sinha
Ranjit Sinha

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

The SC also rejected CBI director Ranjit Sinha’s charges that DIG Santosh Rastogi was the mole who leaked information to petitioner.

Earlier, Sinha said he could not file an affidavit to substantiate his charges against Rastogi.

Sinha had on Wednesday told the apex court that 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.

DIG Santosh Rastogi may be the ‘mole’ leaking documents to Prashant Bhushan, CBI director tells SC.

Special public prosecutor Anand Grover on Thursday said that Sinha had interfered in the 2G case which is completely inconsistent with the agency’s stand.

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

The SC also said that shifting 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.

Around eight CBI officers were present in the court room, who left after the SC’s observation.

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