New Delhi, Nov 21: A day after Supreme Court removed CBI director Ranjit Sinha from overseeing the 2G scam case, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the apex court's decision will deter future directors from misusing their posts.
"This is a very good decision and is a major move in fight against corruption. This will now make all future CBI directors very careful of how they behave," Swamy was quoted as saying in media reports.
Swamy also said that the CBI director should step down.
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 apex court, in an unprecedented order, handed over the case to the senior-most officer after Sinha in the 2G scam investigating team.
A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu, however, refused to pass an elaborate order on the issue saying that it would "tarnish" the "image and reputation" of the premier agency.
The apex court also recalled its earlier order by which it directed the NGO to disclose the name of whistleblower who had provided documents and visitors diary of Sinha's residence.
Sinha is set to retire from office on December 2.
Earlier, advocate Prashant Bhushan and the NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation had filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against Sinha, seeking his removal for allegedly compromising investigations into the 2G and coal block cases.
(With agency inputs)